Reliance Communications is the latest to jump onto the tablet bandwagon in India. In doing so, the telecom operator has also become the first to offer a carrier backed tablet in India, something that surely will have a lot of precedence later on. Coming to the tablet itself, the Reliance 3G Tab will have a 7 inch capacitive display and will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Reliance 3G Tab has been priced at a quite affordable Rs. 12,999 with several data plans from the carrier to choose from. Feature wise, the tablet won’t set the spec sheet on fire, though does make for a decent buy. The tablet, manufactured by the Chinese company ZTE, packs in a 512 MB RAM along with a 2 megapixel camera at the back. Up front is a VGA unit while the tablet includes a microSD external storage. Reliance is offering a 4 GB SD Card free with the tablet which is further upgradeable to 32 GB.
Among the other features of the Reliance 3G Tab include GPS, WiFi, Mobile TV, voice calling and video recording while supporting push email as well. The tablet also weighs a quite convenient 389 gms. The tablet comes pre-loaded with several essential apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Navigation Apps and Documents To Go for editing and viewing documents.
The tablet is currently available at Reliance World and Reliance Mobile stores located in Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. In addition to this, 13 more telecom circles with Reliance 3G services will also be offering the tablet by the end of this week itself.
Speaking of the launch, Mahesh Prasad, president, Reliance Communications said, “We believe the unmet demand of a fully loaded tablet at an aggressive price point will now fuel the aspirations of the evolved customers.”
RCom has come up with various annual data plans which comprise of 1 GB of data every month for Rs 4,500, 2 GB for Rs 5,500 and 5 GB for Rs 7,000. There are also monthly plans on offer with 20 to 33 per cent discount on regular tariffs. Also, to help customers with all sorts of technical queries, RCom has setup an exclusive 24 X 7 Tab customer care as well, which is indeed a nice move
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