It seems that Indians is now aware of the advantages of tablet PC’s as recently Reliance communications brought a tablet for Indians which was followed by Samsung manufacturing Galaxy Tab 750. And now Beetel Teletech, a Bharti Enterprises group company has announced an Android based tablet for India named as Beetel Magiq. It’s local and Indian made tablet and India’s own second tablet after Olive Pad.
Magiq will be powered by Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, it’s 7inch table having WVGA touch screen and running on Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. Both front and rear cameras are 2MP each supporting video recording as well. The tablet comes with the internal memory of 8GB which can be easily expanded upto 16GB. Connectivity options for the tablet includes 3G as well as WiFi plus secondary transfers like Bluetooth and USB connector too. It comes with 2200 mAh Li-Ion Battery for providing better backup, no info regarding the battery backup is available yet but we will be testing the device as soon as it hits the market.
We have already spoken about the data plans and tech specs and now the question arises how will use the tablet? Well, it cannot be actually called as tablet but more as an internet tablet though it doesn’t perform the only work. It’s poor hardware specs as compared to other tablet makes me to say so but it’s always good for its price.
It has 1GHz CPU which runs on Android 2.2 which is really a no brainer decision as today phones clocked below 1GHz also feature Gingerbread, and I don’t think any update for the Android system will be out for this tablet. It will not even get the face of Gingerbread and performing heavy stuffs is out of question due to Android 2.2. It will be only good as internet tablet, that’s it!
This tablet featuring Froyo won’t get the better apps though it can run but you can say it may get the same kind of apps that Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 has. In some cases the apps could be upscaled for supporting the 7inch. All those awesome features of Gingerbread cannot be ever seen on this tab. This tab is capable to run Gingerbread upto some extent (I think so!) info regarding the RAM is not available yet so I cannot confirmly say it.
Beetel claimed China’s renounced company Huawei is the partner for manufacturing of the tablet. Beetel announced the price of Magiq as Rs. 9,999/- that’s roughly around 10k INR. Another tablet from Reliance appears in the same pricing section and is priced at Rs. 12,999/-. Where as Olive Pad no where lies between it.