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Indian company unveils $99 Android tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2011 15:19 User comments (10)

Indian company unveils $99 Android tablet Lakshmi Access Communications Systems of India has launched their $99 Android tablet this week, which it hopes to gain success within a market where iPads and Xooms are just too expensive.
Industry experts in the nation have long believed that tablets would outsell laptops and desktops, although Internet penetration still remains low.

Dubbed the "Magnum Pepper Tablet PC," the device will only have a 4.3-inch display.

"We have made it affordable, we have ensured it fits the pocket," says managing director Mahendraa Kumar.

The tablet will have 3G and Wi-Fi, run on a 800MHz processor, 4GB storage and include 256MB RAM.

Lakshmi will expand to more expensive (and larger) tablets in the future, adds Kumar.

The tablet will be the cheapest in India, under Beetel Teletech's brand new $220 tablet, Apple's $500 iPad 2, and Samsung's $800 Galaxy 10.1.

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10 user comments

119.8.2011 18:03

What flavor of android?


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

219.8.2011 21:41

If it is any good, it will get all android versions just like the other good Android devices...but I have to wonder who would use one of these things...it is the same size as a phone and it can't make calls...it is like an iPod touch, but without the storage (but at least there is no iTunes on it!)

319.8.2011 23:14

My Atrix is better than that and it cost me 99$ as well.

420.8.2011 3:46

Originally posted by plutonash:
What flavor of android?
Tandoori.

520.8.2011 9:57

Sooooo, it's basically a wi-fi phone look-alike knock-off of something thats supposedly looks like something to shatter sales records of Google, HTC, Apple, and the like?


Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

620.8.2011 12:24

4.3 inches does not a tablet make.


I wanna devise a virus and bring dire straights to your environments. Crush your corporations with a mild touch, trash the whole computer systems and revert you to papyrus - Deltron 3030

720.8.2011 23:54

Originally posted by klassic:
4.3 inches does not a tablet make.
No, "Tablet" has become a generic term for anything without calling. I guess my old HP iPaq is a tablet now...


821.8.2011 20:00

Quote:
I guess my old HP iPaq is a tablet now...
Technically that's true it is; when I worked for Compaq when the first iPaq was made *just before the buyout that year*, they were telling us at the office it was a tablet PC. I surprised people still have those things.

922.8.2011 9:26

This is just another $100 ish dollar android tab, ebay is full of them already from china.

http://lacs.co.in/products/pepper-m74v.php

Spec page for 7" version (assume the spec will appear around here)

I cant see how its going to be fight off the imports... !

When it looks likey they are just rebranding ..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Android-2-2-Tablet-PC-MID-VIA-Flash-10-1-Epad-NEW-/290600805276?pt=UK_iPad_Tablets_eReaders&hash=item43a928639c#ht_1885wt_698

Also the comment about "Lakshmi will expand to more expensive (and larger) tablets in the future, adds Kumar." makes no sense as they list the larger tablets already and not the smaller one shown here ?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2011 @ 10:07

1022.8.2011 10:40

Another product of modern day slavery?

It's cheap, nobody cares how come, right?


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