Steve Ballmer hints that Microsoft Surface Tablet PCs will not be priced low

  • Posted on: 18 September 2012
  • By: sasi

It has been 3 months since Microsoft has announced the Surface Tablet PC, but they have remained tightlipped about the pricing. A recent interview with Steve Ballmer in The Seattle Times had many technology writers reading between the lines to conclude that the Microsoft Surface Tablet PC may not be in the same price range as Google Nexus 7, Apple iPad or Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets.

Tablet or Desktop: Intel says All-in-one

  • Posted on: 17 September 2012
  • By: sasi

In the Intel Developer Forum, 2012, Intel has demoed a 27 inch desktop called Adaptive All-in-one that can also convert into a Tablet. The monitor can be detached from other accessories and the monitor with its touch experience can convert to a Tablet PC. It has a pluggable dock that chargers the battery and connects to peripherals.

Other manufacturers like Samsung and Apple are cutting down the size of Tablets from 10 inch to 7 inch. Apple is expected to launch a smaller iPad that will reduce the display size from the current iPad size of 9.7 inches to around 7 or 8 inches.

Zyphr launches affordable Android Tablet PCs

  • Posted on: 15 September 2012
  • By: sasi

Niam Computech P Ltd, a Bangalore based organization has launched 7” and 9.7” inch Android Tablets under the brand name Zyphr. Both the tablets run on the Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. The Zyphr Tablet PCs have an introductory pricing of Rs.5,599/- for the 7” Tablet and Rs.11,999/- for the 9.7” Tablet. The MRPs are Rs. 6,999/- and Rs.14,999/- respectively.

Zyphr 7 inch Android tablet PC    Zyphr 9 inch Android tablet PC

HCL launches 3G enabled tablet ME Y2

  • Posted on: 14 August 2012
  • By: sasi

HCL Infosystems has launched a 3G Tablet PC priced at Rs.14,999/-. The HCL ME Tablet Y2 runs on Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. As with earlier HCL ME tablets, this tablet does not have the Google Play store but compensates it with ME app store.

HCL ME Tablet Y2

HCL ME Tablet Y2 Features:
Display size: 7 inch
Operating system: Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor: Cortex A9 (1Ghz processor)
GPU: Mali 400
3G Support: Yes
SIM slot: yes

Pantel’s T-Pad WS802C tablet PC with voice calling launched

  • Posted on: 2 August 2012
  • By: sasi

Pantel has launched the T-Pad WS802C in its professional series of Tablet PCs. This tablet PC supports voice calling with a SIM card slot. The tablet supports 3G through SIM card. It runs on Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is priced at Rs.14,699/-.

Pantel T-pad WS802C tablet PC

Pantel has tied-up with BSNL to pre-bundle a 3G data plan with 2GB data transfer. This plan is valid for a period of 60 days after activation.

Karbonn Smart Tab1 upgrades to Jelly Bean

  • Posted on: 2 August 2012
  • By: sasi

Karbonn Smart Tab1 Tablets which run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system will now be run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. This probably makes the Karbonn Smart Tab1 to be the second Jelly Bean Tablet PC with Google Nexus 7 being the first Jelly Bean Tablet PC. According to Karbonn, the Smart Tab1 is the first Jelly Bean tablet in the budget tablet pc category.

Karbonn Smart Tab1

Microsoft Surface Tablet PC may be available from 26 October 2012

  • Posted on: 1 August 2012
  • By: sasi

Though Microsoft has not officially declared the launch date of the Surface Tablet PC, its filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission says that Microsoft will start selling the Surface Tablet PC from 26 October 2012. This may not necessarily mean that the Microsoft Tablet PC will be available in India too on the same date.

Microsoft Surface Tablet PC