India is one of the most important markets for smartphone and tablet makers. However, the competition is pretty fierce due the high number of players in the market.Lots of Indian companies are now launching very cheap products that undercut by far any product launched by more important brands, so it’s up to customers to choose price over quality and vice-versa.
Videocon VT 71 is one of the cheapest Android tablets available in India. According to AndroidOS, the tablet is now up for purchase for only Rs 4,799, which is about $90 or €65. Check it out here.
The bad news is that the tablet comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box and sports a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
On the inside, the slate packs a single-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory that can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Even though the VT 71 does not feature 3G connectivity, users will be able to use faster data speeds by attaching an USB dongle.
In this regard, it looks like Videocon is trying to make their cheap tablet more tempting by offering a USB OTG cable and an HDMI cable for free.
It is also worth mentioning that the slate comes with a front-facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery.
The good news is that Videocon VT 71 is Google certified, so users will have access to more than 700,000 apps and games via Google Play Store.
“The Videocon VT71 is aimed towards the emerging tablet market of the country which is on an unprecedented growth spiral as of today, and will become one of the lead generators of revenue in the telecommunications market, going forward,” Khalid Zamir, head product planning & development, Videocon Mobile Phone.