Karbonn Smart Tab 1 – A torch bearer

Benoy Jacob
TechScan
30 July 2012

Karbonn (the company which came up with low budget mobile phones and Smartphones even before the Chinese wave that swept the mobile industry a few years back) has entered the Tablet computer industry. Karbonn launched its first budget level tablet Karbonn Smart Tab 1, in the first week of May this year. Karbonn has left a clue inside the name 'Smart Tab 1' that hints at the future wagons' of tablets that may follow this release. Smart Tablet, priced RS. 6,990 is fielded to battle with Micromax Funbook and Aakash tablets, that are targeting the edutainment aspect of the tablets.

Karbonn Smart Tab 1 runs on the Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich. The 1.2GHz X-Burst single core processor and the 7-inch display gives macho performance to the new comer in the industry. The 2 M P front camera, HDMI output and expandable storage up to 32 GB are all features that compete with other Tablets in the same segment. What lets down the user is the exclusion of 3G facility and SIM, which tablets in the budget level are trying to incorporate into their devices.

Karbonn is confident that the new tablet can deliver 7-8 hours of battery life for continuous video playback or Web browsing. Though the device hurts for its negligence of 3G, Smart Tab 1 has USB ports that support external USB dongles.

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