MapmyIndia on Monday launched a new Android-based navigation tablet in
India at Rs. 17,990, called Buzz. The tablet is being pegged as the
'ideal rear-seat companion for a smart/connected car' by the mapping
company, which is also touting the device's 'enterprise-grade GPS
The MapmyIndia Buzz is an Android 4.2 Jelly
Bean-based tablet with a 7-inch TFT LCD display (resolution
unspecified). It is powered by an unnamed dual-core ARM Cortex-A7
processor, however, the company has not detailed the amount of system
memory (RAM) available on the device.
For the navigation
device, the MapmyIndia Buzz tablet glaringly lacks built-in 3G
connectivity, but does offer support via an external 3G dongle. Other
connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS, Micro-USB, and a
3.5mm audio jack.
Other specifications of the MapmyIndia
Buzz navigation tablet include 8GB of built-in storage that is
expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB), a 0.3-megapixel front-facing
camera, and a 3.7V lithium-polymer battery. It has dimensions of
181.6x120.9x10.6mm, however, no weight has been provided.
company is also touting the customised user interface of the MapmyIndia
Buzz tablet that is supposedly suited for a 'smart car' experience. The
company says a glance at the tablet will give users key information on
the move, as the home screen can be set to provide location-based
information of the user's choice, from weather to news, recommendations,
points of interest, speed alerts and more.
the MapmyIndia Buzz are the company's social location apps (Locate,
Explore, ReachMe and MapmyIndia Maps), which allow users to track,
interact, follow, discover new places, endorse places visited, organise
parties and more with their contacts.
MapmyIndia Buzz tablet comes with MapmyIndia Maps v8.1, said to be the
latest version by the company. It will offer voice guidance in 10 Indian
regional languages and maps for 10 cities in Hindi text. The company
is touting the 10.54 million Points of Interests listed, over 2 million
kilometres road network, 7,068 cities at street level with house address
level data for 80 cities, apart from listing of 600,000 villages, and
3D/ 2D landmarks in 86 cities.
"MapmyIndia has been at the
forefront of offering enabling solutions for the smart/connected car
combining, entertainment, productivity and navigation. We want to
empower Indians with a choice to utilize their travel time the way they
want to. With MapmyIndia Buzz they can reach out to friends, keep on
working or just have fun, making travel a more gratifying and fulfilling
experience," says Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia.