After dual-SIM feature phones and smartphones, it looks like there will
soon be a flurry of dual-SIM tablets in the Indian market. HCL seems to
be foraying in this space with its HCL ME Y3 tablet. HCL ME Y3
features a 7-inch capacitive multi-touchscreen with a resolution of
1024x600 pixels. There is a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor on-board and it
will run on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system.
HCL ME Y3 comes with 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel one in
the front. There is 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be
expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include, 3G,
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. One can make voice calls from both the SIMs and it
also supports FM Radio. It comes with a 3,100mAh battery. So far it is
not clear whether the tablet will support 3G data on both the SIM or
just one of them.
The tablet is already listed on the deal site
snapedeal.com for Rs. 11,999 and the site is promising to ship it within
five business days.
HCL is already offering around a dozen
tablets in the Indian market, which range from Rs. 6,700 to Rs. 14,999.
However, HCL ME Y3 is the first dual-SIM tablet by the company. Apart
from HCL, Swipe and iBall are currently offering dual-SIM tablets in
Swipe had launched its Swipe Tab All in One in October 2012
for Rs. 11,999. This tablet comes with 7-inch TFT LCD full-HD
capacitive touch screen with 5 point multi- touch and has a resolution
of 1028X768 pixels. Swipe Tab All in One runs on Android 4.0.3 (Ice
Cream Sandwich) and has a 4,000mAh battery. This tablet comes with
1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
iBall Slide 3G 7334 on the other hand is available in the market for
Rs. 10,990. It is a 7-inch tablet that sports a resolution of 1024x600
pixels and 4,400mAh battery. Powered by Cortex A9 1GHz processor, iBall
Slide 3G 7334 comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It runs
on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and supports 3G on both the SIMs.
Just like the HCL ME Y3 tablet, even iBall Slide 3G 7334 supports FM
A tablet for every budget
Key specs of HCL ME Y3 tablet
- 7-inch capacitive multi-touchscreen with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
- 1GHz Cortex A9 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, can be expanded up to 32GB
- 2-megapixel rear camera
- 0.3-megapixel front camera
- Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 225x150x90 mm