The Indian market is flooding with budget tablets these days. Last month we saw quite a few budget tablets such as Micromax Funbook, HCL ME Tab U1, UbiSlate 7C, and others launching in India. The latest entrant into the budget tablet race is Kobian, which has launched an Android-based budget tablet called iXA Tab. The device, priced at Rs. 3,999, will be available for pre-order from May 23.
The iXA Tab runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and is powered by a 1GHz processor. The new Kobian device comes with 512MB of RAM and has 4GB built-in storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. It has a seven-inch touchscreen. The iXA Tab supports Wi-Fi for connectivity. It also has a 0.3MP camera.
Moreover, the iXA Tab supports a wide range of audio formats such asmp3, wav, wma, aac etc. It also supports video formats such as avi, mp4, mov, 3GP and many more video formats supported by iXA Tab.
Sushmita Das, Country Manager - India, Kobian Pte Ltd says, "We have had immense success with mTab range , the launch of iXA Tab is for our young students and generation who would want to have the ownership of a tablet . They are now able to get all the features bundled in one product with a very attractive price tag. Since it's based on Android Gingerbread, user has the access to all Google applications and can have the ultimate experience. If one can get a Tablet at the price of a mobile phone then why not grab it."
It's notable that the iXA Tab is a limited edition product from Kobian. Availability of the device will be announced on the day booking starts.
Kobian had forayed into the Indian last year with its Mercury series. Since then it has launched quite a few Mercury tablets including one with the latest ICS operating system. Last month, Kobian launched Android 4.0 ICS-based Mercury mTab Neo2 tablet. The The Mercury mTab Neo2 is powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM. It has 7-inch (16:9) capacitive screen. Notably, it comes with SIM calling function like mobile phones and has Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS for connectivity. It has dual cameras (front and rear-facing) as well.