an Android Ice Cream Sandwich-based 7-inch tablet PC with lots of advanced features. The Funbook will be one of the best Android tablets available in Indian stores from local manufacturers. Of course, Indian market features Android tablets from all leading global tech makers including Samsung, Asus and others. But, what makes the tablets from local firms different are their low price factor rather than anything else. The Funbook comes for a price of Rs. 6499, which will be the major selling point of the upcoming tablet from Micromax. Here is all we know about the new tablet PC for the budget conscious Indian customers.
Display: The Micromax tablet will feature a 7-inch 16:9 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The device may not be a champion in the screen resolution and clarity. However, the screen specs are enough to make it a competitive product in Indian market. The global tablet market has a new fervor toward the small tablets other than the large 10-inch ones. Well, the Micromax Funbook will be one of the affordable 7-inch tablets you can find in Indian stores.
Firmware: The Funbook is a tablet meant to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the latest version of Google’s mobile firmware. In fact, most new tablets come with the new version of Android, which makes the devices more user-friendly and smoother. Both lower end and top-of-the-line tablets support the ICS well.
Processor, RAM and GPU: The Micromax’s tablet will be equipped with a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM and a dual Mali 2D/3D graphics processor. Well, these innards can sufficient to run Funbook efficiently.
Camera: A debate is going there on the usefulness of a rear camera on a tablet PC, which is too larger to hold and take snaps. Anyway, most of mainstream tablets mount rear cameras along with the front ones. But, with a goal to price its tablet lower, Micromax has eliminated a rear camera and placed only a front camera, which has 0.3-megapixel VGA sensor. The front camera will help users make video chats with friends and colleagues.
Storage: Micromax offers 4GB of internal memory on its Funbook. Plus, the device will mount a microSD slot that can support external memory up to 32GB. Maybe, 4GB will be far less for a hardcore gamer or movie buff. But, microSD slot can tackle the issue.
Multimedia support: The Funbook is a better device to enjoy multimedia content. The tablet shows off HD video playback with support of formats like MPEG2, 4, AVI, WMV, MOV and much more. Gamers can also play some interesting titles on the tablet from Micromax. The tablet features lots of entertainment apps with a collection 6000 songs, 4000 video clips and much more. It supports Bollwood Hungama and Big Flix to let users watch movies.
Connectivity: The Micromax Funbook touts 3G connectivity, which is accessible through a USB Dongle. In addition, the device has Wi-Fi b/g, USB 2.0 and HDMI out for connectivity, data transfer and HDTV streaming.
Battery: A moderately powerful standard 2800 mAh battery will offer up to 5 hours of browsing time for the Funbook.
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