Friday, July 27, 2012

Micromax Funbook Pro Tab

Micromax to launch 10.1 inch Funbook Pro Tab by next week.

Expected to be priced within Rs 10K the Funbook Pro will come with 1.2 GHz processor and Android 4.0 ICS OS.

Micromax is all set to launch a bigger version of its popular Funbook tablet. The new version called the Funbook Pro will come with a 10.1 inch multi touch display with 1024x600 resolution and a 1.2 GHz Cortex A-8 processor coupled with Mali 400 GPU and 1 GB RAM.

Like the previous version, this tablet will also be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and aimed at students (edutainment as they call) with entertainment and education as the two purposes of the tablet.

The tablet will get a front facing VGA camera, HDMI, USB port and 8 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB. It will only have WiFi connectivity but support 3G dongles too.

The company spokesperson confirmed to The Mobile Indian the launch plan for Funbook Pro saying that it is just round the corner but refused to disclose the pricing. However given it history of disruptive pricing by Micromax, we expect it to be priced below Rs 10,000.

It looks like a smart move by Micromax, since 7 inch tablet market is going to face a lot of heat as and when the Google Nexus 7 tablet is launched, given that it is a Quad core high end tablet priced at the doorstep of entry level tablets at $200 (Rs 11,000).

In that scenario Micromax will have a maneuvering space in a bigger size segment with little lesser price pressure. This is also because 7 inch market has already become over crowded, while only high end products are available in the 10 inch segment with price range of Rs 25,000 or above.