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Micromax Funbook may give tough competition to Aakash2

Micromax Funbook tablet has been launched in India featuring both educational programmes for all classes according to the course curricula on 3-D technology, and the availability of around 48 television channels, apart from games, and other facilities.

Available for online orders at Rs. 6,500, the tablet is aimed at giving tough competition to India’s cheapest tablet Aakash 2 of Ubislate7.

The tablet runs on Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS) and is meant for providing online education and entertainment to the user. Manufactured exclusively for Indian market in India, the tablet is available in black and grey colours. With a 7 inch display, it features 1.2 GHz processor, with 512 MB of RAM and 1 cm in thickness.

Made in India with totally indigenous technology, the Funbook will have both educational programmes for all classes according to the course curricula on 3-D technology, and the availability of around 48 television channels, apart from games, and other facilities.

Micromax said it has partnered with Pearson, Everonn, and Vriti to bring best of digital Education. Bigflix, Indiagames and Zenga will offer entertainment on the device, and the tie-up with Tata Photon + is to bundle EVDO data card with 1 GB of additional download for two months. Funbook will also be retailed at Tata stores, apart from the Snapdeal online shopping.

Earlier in a press meet, Micromax CEO Deepak Mehrotra said the device will be rolled out in more than 50 cities across India, besides its own network of 100,000 stores, targets MBOs / organised trade and e-commerce portals to sell the device.

Micromax said it is targeting 67 per cent (close to 20 million) of the total urban youth population in India who aspire to own a computing device for learning as well as for fun. Mehrotra said, “Fun and education are two important elements of a youth’s life; they always try to balance between what they “have to do” and what they “want to do”. With the launch of Funbook, we are offering a smart solution to solve this dilemma, and we believe that Funbook will help create a balance between the two.”

With a 17.78 cm capacitive screen, the device can be customised as a mini library by storing contents up to 4GB in its internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB. The Funbook integrates a 0.3 MP VGA Front Facing Camera to capture images.

With HD Video Playback at 1080p, users can see videos, movies and clips in HD mode. The HDMI port lets you connect with any other multimedia device such as TV or projector. With its big screen, reading books and surfing the net becomes much easier and convenient, the company said.

Freebies:

Powered by BIGflix, the users can choose from over 1,000 movies in 9 languages from Hindi, English, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Punjabi, across different genres like Action and Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Drama, Animation, Musical and Horror with free access for first 30 days.

Funbook allows users to watch shows on channels like MTV, Colors, UTV Bindass, UTV Movies, NDTV and many more – live. Powered by Zenga, the Micromax Funbook leaves no stone unturned to bring entertainment in your palms.

Available across all leading outlets in India, buyers can also choose to order the device through Micromax website.

Micromax has also partnered with Pearson, Everonn, and Vriti to bring best of digital Education. Bigflix, Indiagames and Zenga will offer entertainment on the device, and the tie-up with Tata Photon + is to bundle EVDO data card with 1 GB of additional download for two months.

Features at a Glance:

Operating System — Android 4.0 Icream Sandwich
Processor — 1.2 GHZ cortex A8 Processor
Display — Capacitive Touch
Screen Size — 17.8cm or 7-inch
CAMERA — Primary – VGA Camera (Front)
STORAGE
Internal — 4GB Nand
Slot — Micro SD RAM 512 MB
Expandable Memory — Upto 32GB Card
BATTERY
Capacity Li-ion Battery– 2800 Mah
Browsing Time — Upto 5hrs
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY
3G — Yes (Supported by an external USB Dongle)
WiFi — Yes
USB — Yes
3.5 MM Jack — Yes

OTHERS
Browser — Yes
Games — Yes
Java — Yes
Other Features — Multi-Touch Screen, Pinch Zoom.

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