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Mercury launches two new tablets: Mtab2 and Mtab Neo
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Mercury launches two new tablets: Mtab2 and Mtab Neo

Adding more choice to budget tablet buyers, Kobian, the company that owns Mercury brand,  launches two new tablets making taking its portfolio of tablets to 3.  The company’s first offering Mtab, was one of the pioneer model to make tablets affordable priced below 10K.

The two new models are: Mtab2 and mTab Neo

While Mtab2 is the upgraded version of the earlier mTab Neo supports SIM calling, something that you cannot do with most other tablets including the iPad and Galaxy tabs.

mTab2 is priced at Rs 11,999.

While some come with the hands-on review very soon, here is a brief specification of the two new models.

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mTab2 specifications:

The 7″ tablet is an upgraded version of its predecessor, mTab and weighs 0.365kg.

It runs on Gingerbread 2.3 Android platform.

It sports a Capacitive touch panel screen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels

Underneath the covers is a 1 GHz Cortex A8 – Processor & 512MB DDR3 RAM

Accelerometer? Yes. It comers with 3 dimensional gravity sensor.

It has a decent 8GB Internal Storage and support Micro SD Card (up to 32GB)

There is only a built-in front camera with a meager  0.3 Mega Pixel

Fueling the tablet is a 3400 mAh battery with a backup of 8 hrs.

It supports Wi-Fi but sorry no bluetooth here.

It supports 1080 full HD playback and HD output.

Supports nearly all USB-3G dongles

And the I/O ports includes USB 2.0 x 1, Mini USB x 1, TF Card Slot x 1, 3.5mm Stereo Headset x 1, DC Jack x 1, Mic x 1, HDMI HD Output x 1, 3G Through Dongle (Optional)

 

mTab Neo specifications:

The 7″ tablet sports a Capacitive touch panel screen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and weighs 0.25 Kg

It operates on android 2.2, Froyo (A big let down, when gingerbread is the norm nowadays for most tablets and with Icecream sandwhich, set to take over from it soon. More surprising that mTab2 sports Gingerbread)

Like mTab2, sports a Capacitive touch panel screen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels

It powered by 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 – Processor and 512MB DDR3 RAM

It has a decent 4GB Internal Storage and support Micro SD Card (up to 32GB)

Accelerometer? Yes. It comers with 3 dimensional gravity sensor.

Surprisingly unlike mTab2, Neo sports a built-in 0.3 Mega Pixel Front Camera and a built-in 2 Mega Pixel Rear Camera enabling you to video conference.

It comes with dual speaker.

Its fueled by a 4000 mAh battery.

It supports 1080 full HD playback and HD output.

Neo supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Yes, the highlight point it supports SIM calling.

Supports nearly all USB-3G dongles

It supports 1080 full HD playback and HD output.

The I/O port includes: Sim Slot x 1, , Mini USB x 1, , TF Card Slot x 1, , 3.5mm Stereo Headset x 1, , DC Jack x 1,, HDMI HD Output x 1

Look forward to our omplete hands-on review very soon.

0 21 January, 2012 Gadgets, News January 21, 2012

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