Pan India 3G mobile service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced the launch of 3 Android powered Tablets including two 7 inch resistive screen based tabs (WiFi and 3G) and one 8 inch capacitive touchscreen Tablets in association with Pantel Technologies.
The three tablets are priced at Rs. 3250, Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 13,500. All the three tablets come with 1 year warranty and are bundled with 3 Months of free 2G/GPRS data usage as well as discounted 3G data plans from BSNL.
The cheapest tab at Rs 3250 is the BSNL Penta T PAD IS 701R. It comes as a rival to the Aakash Tablet by Datawind. Penta IS 701R is a 7-inch, WiFi only tablet with Android 2.3 operating system, 1 GHz processor and 256 MB RAM. The tablet also offers HDMI port through which it can be connected to a TV.
The tablet has a 3000 mAh battery and 2 GB internal memory which can be expanded through micro SD card. The tablet also has a VGA front facing camera for video calling.
BSNL Penta T-Pad WS704C is 7 inch 3G Tab priced at Rs. 10999 powered by Android 2.3 OS. It comes with a powerful 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM.It supports all popular video, music, and photo formats. The tablet also offers HDMI port through which it can be connected to a TV.
It comes with 4GB of built-in internal memory and features a microSD card slot for upgrading the capacity to up to 32GB. Even more, it comes equipped with a built-in front 0.3Mp and 2 Mega Pixel Rear camera, GPS, Accelerometer, Bluetooth and microphone. The Tab has a Polymer 4000 mAH battery.
BSNL Penta T-Pad WS802C 8 inch Android Tablet is priced at Rs. 13500 Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM while rest of the features like GPS, camera and Bluetooth are same as the Penta T PAD WS704C.
All the three tablets were launched on Friday and will be available from March 1 in retail outlets. BSNL does have a good outreach to the average Indian and they’ll be looking to capitalize on them. But, what is concerning is how good will be the after-purchase support. That is where it will matter a bit.