MTS, the CDMA mobile telecom service provider is all set to join the budget tablet segment in India with a suitably priced device named MTS MTag 7.0. The tablet has been developed in association with Lava Mobiles with a 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7627-2 processor lying underneath the 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display. However, in an unusual move, the tablet will run the long forgotten Android 2.2 Froyo and not the latest Android ICS that is more in vogue right now.
The rest of the specs include a 512 MB RAM and ROM with support for about 32 GB of external memory, a USB 2.0 port and a SIM card slot. The tablet will be Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capable and will include a 8 megapixel camera at the rear and a 03. megapixel VGA unit at the front. Powering the device will be a 4250 mAh battery with support for a host of video and music files.
The tablet is priced at INR 8,999 though there are other offerings currently available with Android ICS on-board and is priced cheaper. The Microsoft FunBook priced at INR 6,500 or the HCL Me TabUi priced at INR 7,500 are just two among a few others.
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