Users in India can now take advantage of the capabilities of Android on a series of three new tablet PCs coming from HCL, namely the ME U2, ME V1 and ME Y3.
All three sport 7-inch touchscreen displays and come with cheap price tags, at Rs 6,999 ($131 / €97), Rs 7,999 ($150 / €111) and Rs 11,999 ($225 / €167), respectively.
All three slates
run under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and feature appealing specs for their price points, although none is impressive.
The HCL ME U2, for example, arrives on shelves with a 7-inch WVGA display and a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, BGR.in
Furthermore, the tablet PC sports 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a Mali-400 GPU, 4GB of internal memory, microSD slot for expanding it, a front camera for video calling, and a 3,000 mAh battery packed inside.
The new ME V1 was unveiled as a mid-range device, with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU packed inside, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and the same 7-inch WVGA screen as the ME U2.
The slate also sports a 2MP camera on the back, front camera, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, 3G support via a dongle, and a 3,200 mAh battery.
As for ME Y3, it was unveiled with dual-SIM capabilities, as well as with a built-in FM transmitter a 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, and a 7-inch WSVGA touchscreen display.
The tablet PC
’s specs list also shows a 3.2-megapixel photo snapper on the back, along with a front camera for making video calls.
The same as the other two slates, it comes with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, and microSD memory card slot, but adds HSUPA support into the mix.
Both ME V1 and ME Y3 arrive on shelves without support for Google Play, but with access to HCL’s own ME App store. Both of them feature voice calling capabilities.