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Taking on Akash? MTNL to launch Rs. 3,999 tablet today

Coming on Friday: a Rs. 3,999 tablet from state-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd users bundled with the company's third-generation and WiFi services. Manoj Gairola reports.

gadgets Updated: Aug 31, 2012 01:19 IST
Manoj Gairola

Coming on Friday: a Rs. 3,999 tablet from state-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) users bundled with the company's third-generation (3G) and WiFi services.

The company is offering 3G tablets provided by Teracom, a telecom equipment manufacturer, for Rs. 3,999, Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 10,999.

"This is a high-end product at the lowest cost," said AK Bharagava, executive director, wireless services, MTNL.

"The lowest-end model works on WiFi, while others work on both WiFi and 3G."

The low-end model comes with a high speed 1.2 GHz processor and 4GB memory, compared to the much publicised Akash tablet that has a processor of only 500 MHz.

Teracom tablets work on the latest Android 4.0 Icecream Sandwich operating system, while Akash works on the old Android 2.3 system.