Reliance came up with its Android powered CDMA 3G Tablet in the latter half of 2011. Reliance communications is the first mobile service provider to venture into the tablet industry in search of fortunes. They rolled out this tablet collaborating with their Chinese hardware partner ZET. The device ran on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The tablet which came under the price tag of Rs 12,999 was a new addition to the economic tablets that started showing up after the announcement of Aakash Tablets. Now reliance has come out with an upgraded 3G Tab with a better processor and a 3MP rear camera. The price hike is not overwhelming but it has been increased to 14,999, an increase of Rs 2000 when compared to the older version.
The Reliance 3G Tablet (CDMA) has a 7 inch screen with 512 MB RAM and a 4GB external storage up to 32GB. The 3G facility is an added feature unlike many economic tablets available in the market. The deficiency of the tablet is its OS. The latest version of Android 4.0 Icecreamsandwich is a lot better than Gingerbread when it comes to improved performance and debugged apps.
Most low budget tablets ignore the rear camera, the reliance 3G Tablet is an exception to this. The 3 MP camera in the rear is a feature attributed to the premium tablets in the market but reliance tapped this feature into its new release. The front camera supports video call and thus makes full advantage of its 3G connectivity. Built in apps include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Reliance has embedded its premium products, Reliance TV and BigFlix in the new upgraded version of the tablet. The Reliance 3G Tablet is bundled along with offers worth Rs. 6,500, which is an additional benefit for the customer.
If one can tolerate Android Gingerbread, the Reliance 3G Tablet is a better option among the economic tablets. Technical specifications are the best when compared to other tablets in the same price segment. Reliance has their ball rolling in the tablet manufacturing industry.