Budget tablets are really hard to come by in the United States and most European countries, but Asian regions seem more partial to low-cost devices, even if it means a lower performance.Videocon has launched its first Android tablet, the VT10, which is up for sale in India for the sum of 11,200 Indian Rupees (INR).
According to exchange rates, that sum translates into $205 and 150-200 Euro. A very small sum, considering that many 7-inch slates sell for more than that, and that 10.1-inch tablets demand around $400-500 / 400-500 Euro, give or take.
Windows 8 or Windows RT-loaded slates sell for even more than that, some at over $1,000 / 1,000 Euro.
Sure, Videocon compromised and used less powerful hardware, but the components are still good enough to run the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system smoothly.
First off we should mention the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. 1 GB of RAM backs the chip up (random access memory).
The integrated storage capacity is of only 8 GB. Flash storage is greatly responsible for the high price of tablets in general, and smartphones too for that matter, so it makes sense that a budget tablet wouldn't use 16 GB or 32 GB, or more.
Naturally, a microSD memory card will allow for extra capacity to be added (a maximum of 32 GB).
As for everything else, Videocon decided on a 2 megapixel rear camera, an identical camera on the front, Wi-Fi, 3G dongle support and a 6,800 mAh battery.
Finally, the 10.1-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display has a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Orders can be placed through Snapdeal and Homeshop18.
The product ships with a charging adaptor, headset, battery, HDMI cable, OTG cable, the user manual and a warranty card.