Thursday 21 July 2011

Beetel Going to launch a 7’’ touch screen Android tablet in India

The Bharti owned Beetel group is ready to launch a 7 touch screen Android Tablet in the Indian market next month. The Tablet will have two cameras, one on the front for video calling and one strapped to its back for snapping pictures.

With wireless and 3G connectivity and the Android 2.2 operating system, the company is hoping the tablet will help them capture a chunk of the mobile market. However according to Google, the Honeycomb version of the Android is best suited to run on tablets, so it might be a tough sell for Beetle, unless the company prices it right.

Rahul Mahajan, Head of Beetel Teletec is promising competitive pricing and value for money for the product, though the exact price of the tablet is yet unknown. The announcement about the launch of the tablet was made at the press conference organised to introduce the GD 310 and GD 218 phones by Beetel.

Android was listed as the best-selling smart phone platform in Q4 2010 by Canalys. With 250,000 apps available from Android Market, Google official online app store, and third party sites, Android is gaining in popularity each day.

Beetel has been holding its strong position in the fixed line segment for years now. Recently having ventured into mobile telephony, Beetel already has 16 models out in the market and is looking towards introducing high end Android based smart phones in the future.

With the launch of the tablet, it might be able to consolidate its position. This is possible since the company sells about 150,000 headsets a month and is growing exponentially. Beetel and Android loyalists, stay tuned to hear more details about the launch of the tablet.

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