India-based Swipe Launches Voice-enabled 9.7 inch Slate Pro Android Tablet for Just Rs. 9,654
Indian companies specialized in making electronics, especially smartphones and tablets, are releasing on the market more and more devices. And what seems to be characteristic for most of them is the affordable price.
Such is the case with Swipe’s newly announced Slate Pro tablet running Android 4.4.2. The slate is now up for sale on the company’s website and through Snapdeal for a price of just INR 9654, which is around $154. However, this is a time limited deal, but even after it expires, the price won’t increase too much.
The tablet sports a 9.7 inch 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display, which is decent enough, considering the price at which it launches. The device sports a a quad-core CPU, which is clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded by using a microSD card.
The Swipe Slate Pro features two cameras, a 2MP primary one and a rudimentary 0.3MP front one. The Android tablet also features a 3G modem and a SIM card slot that can be used to add voice calling features to the tablet.
Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO of Swipe Technologies, said the following:
We, at Swipe Technologies, are really excited about our latest innovative offering in the entertainment and education space. Swipe Slate Pro will set a benchmark in the category due to its brilliant performance and is also priced modestly. We at Swipe look forward to strengthening our Tablet PC portfolio and extend our reach with Snapdeal.
On the connectivity side, the tablet comes with GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS and Micro-USB options. The measures 240x170x8.8mm and weighs 613 grams, which can be considered a little heavy on your hand.
You might find it weird to use a tablet for its voice calling features, but it is quite often in India and other emerging markets. The consumers buys a device with a slightly bigger screen than a smartphone, but he also wants to be able to use it for calls.
So, what’s your take on this tablet? Would you consider getting one or you’d rather invest a few more bucks in something with better specs?