Bharti Group firm Beetel Teletech on Wednesday entered the tablet market by introducing its feature-rich Beetel Magiq, loaded with high-end features and priced at Rs.9,999.
With Android 2.2 operating system, Beetel's first tablet has customised applications to attract Indian customers.
Beetel Magiq with SIM calling feature has a 7.0 inch screen, 2 Megapixel front and rear camera, and 8 GB internal memory that is expandable to 16 GB. The device has long battery life and is equipped with 1 GHz processor for advanced multimedia experience that also supports WiFi and 3G. Beetel Magiq is being manufactured by China's Huawei Telecommuni- cations.
Stating that the company has no immediate plans to start its manufacturing in India, Beetel Teletech Executive Director and CEO Vinod Sawhny said: “Our tablet is not only about affordability but also about advanced features that were previously available in the high-end devices and not within the reach of the majority of Indian customers.” Stating that Beetel would introduce affordable and feature-rich mobile devices soon, including Android-based smartphones, Mr. Sawhny said: “Our design and development team is working on prototype devices which will change the landscape of the Indian mobile market.”
Almost 1.5-crore mobile phones are being sold in India every month, around 10 per cent of which are smartphones. “Sale of smartphones is gradually increasing and it will have an impact on the sales of tablets too,” Mr. Sawhny added.