India based company Simmitronics launched in UAE a tablet which it claims to be world’s cheapest costing just AED 299 ($81 or Rs.4,505).
Speaking at a press launch in Dubai, Indrajit Sabharwal, Chairman and Managing Director of Simmtronics, described the new development as result of a revolutionary leap in computing technology that enabled tablet makers to incorporate the most advanced features in their products at a lower cost. He added that the company also plans to shortly launch a version exclusively for students in the Middle East. “By launching the XPad in the UAE, we believe in taking the tablet revolution to as many people as possible,” Sabharwal said “The multi-touch XPad has already been acknowledged as a formidable companion – whether for business persons on the go or for gamers requiring quality graphics for their entertainment or for those seeking to enjoy high-quality entertainment.”
The XPad comes in seven, eight, nine, 9.7 and 10-inch versions. The devices run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and come with a host of features, including calling functions. The XPad’s six-in-one architecture supports 3G connectivity, 1080p high-definition video playback, audio processor, and dual 2D/3D graphics. The tablet comes with a 1 GHz CPU and packs 4 GB of internal NAND Flash memory for data storage. The tablet also features a microSD card that can be expanded to 32 GB. Additionally, the USB and HDMI ports allow users to connect their hard-drives and other devices to the tablet for full operating flexibility.