India will showcase the Aakash Tablet PC at the United Nations. The presentation will be given on November 28th at the UN headquarters and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will also be invited. India will aim to highlight the country’s innovation involved in creating the ‘most competitively priced’ tablet computer.
There were leaked reports earlier that Google was working on a 10 inch Nexus Tablet to be co-manufactured by Samsung. This Monday Google has confirmed the reports by launching the Google Nexus 10 Tablet PC. Google has also enhanced the Nexus 7 Tablet by giving it mobile data connectivity option.
Google Nexus 10 Tablet PC
Microsoft has begun accepting pre-orders for Surface Tablet PC Windows RT version. The 32 GB Surface Tablet PC without Touch cover is priced at $499. The Microsoft Surface Tablet PC is currently not available for delivery in India. The tablet is currently delivered in US, UK, France, Germany, Canada and Australia. As per Microsoft’s website, orders pre-booked now will be delivered by 26 October.
Affordable Tablet PCs in the Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 range form the majority of Tablet PCs launched in the last few months. Let us take a look at 5 affordable Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet PCs currently selling in the market and compare their features side-by-side. The Tablet PCs compared below are between Rs.5,000 and Rs.7,000.
Pantel has launched Penta T-Pad WS703C Tablet, with SIM card slot for voice calling. This Tablet was launched in Thrissur, Kerala and also distributed to meritorious students of the SSLC-2012 exam by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Min. of HRD, Telecom and IT, Govt. of India and Mr. Vijender Singh, MD, Pantel Technologies.
A total of 674 units were given to the students under a unique merit initiative undertaken by Hon’ble MP Mr. P.C. Chacko in his constituency.
An analyst at NPD Research, Richard Shim has told CNET that Google is set to launch a 10.1 inch Nexus Tablet. The 7 inch Google Nexus Tablet PC that was available since July 2012 received a good response from both the consumers as well as the critics.
Average Sale Value of Tablets in India has dropped from Rs.26,000 to a little above Rs.13,000 in the second quarter of 2012, says a report from CyberMedia Research (CMR). This is due to the large number new Tablet PCs being launched in the Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 price range. During this quarter Micromax emerged the leader, followed by Samsung and Apple. The total Talet PC shipments during this quarter touched 0.55 million units recording a QoQ increase of 59% and YoY increase of 673%.
The Tablet PC worldwide market has witnessed a robust growth and continued consumer demand. International Data Corporation (IDC), which provides a ‘Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker’, has revised its forecast for 2012 due to strong expectations for the fourth quarter of 2012. IDC has increased the 2012 forecast for worldwide Tablet market to 117.1 million units from the previous forecast of 107.4 million units.
As the personal computer market continues to undergo its transformation toward smaller, more mobile computing and away from stationary desktop solutions, customer satisfaction with the PC industry as a whole gains further traction—up 2.6% to an all-time high ACSI(American Customer Satisfaction Index) score of 80. The improvement over the past year blasts away the industry’s former high point of 78 that was earned in both 2010 and 2011. ACSI measurement of the industry includes customer satisfaction with all types of personal computers: desktops, laptops and tablets.
Dell has unveiled a 10 inch Tablet PC that runs on the Windows 8 Pro operating system. The Dell Latitude 10 Tablet for business users will be based on an upcoming Atom processor design from Intel. The Tablet will be available for ordering when Windows 8 is launched. Windows 8 is expected to be launched on 26 October 2012. The pricing for the Tablet is not yet known.