Mega online retailer Flipkart has launched an Android tablet in India. Launched under the Flipkart owned Digiflip Pro brand, the XT712 tablet, priced at INR 9,999 comes in two colors – black & white and offers comparable specs to tablets fro HP, Lenovo & Samsung. Here is a quick list of the tablet’s configuration:
Flipkart is offering the following offers in order to promote the tablet’s sale in India:
The tablet seems like a good alternative to people looking for an affordable stock Android tablet. However, be aware that this tablet comes with Android Jellybean 4.2.2 which is super outdated (introduced in Feb 2013). Furthermore, the discount offers seem to have a big catch and might not be useful for most customers.
Samsung has partnered with BigFlix to offer on demand streaming movies to their Galaxy line of products. They have launched an app on the Samsung App Store called My Movies which users of their Galaxy devices can download to watch instant on demand movies from BigFlix.com. Currently BigFlix has about 1000 movies to offer and Samsung is offering the first 2000 hours of streaming to its customers for free, post which it will cost them a subscription fee.
Think before you buy that HP TouchPad for $99. Lakshmi Access Communications Systems Pvt. Ltd., a Delhi based firm has launched Magnum Pepper – a INR 4500 (~$99) Android tablet in india. This might probably be the cheapest Android tablet in the world! The specs include:
Impressive specs coupled with a very affordable price might make this the tablet to beat in India. With the launch of android based tablets from Bharti & Reliance, looks like this segment has lot of potential for a price war in India.
As part of the advertisement campaign for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, their new Laptop/Tablet hybrid, ASUS has released this video which looks like a spoof based on the popular geeky show “The Big Bang Theory”. The problem is, the video isn’t funny at all. In fact it’s irritating and torturous at best.
Believe me ASUS, you’ve just committed suicide in geekville.