Micromax FunBook is a great Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. Deepak Mehrotra, the CEO of Micromax, says that the tablet, aimed at youngsters and for educational purposes, comes for a mere ` 6499. This makes Funbook, besides the other superlative labels, the most affordable tablet in India.
The Funbook is for educational purposes and has pretty decent specs as compared to its price and purpose. The Funbook runs on the latest OS the Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
It boasts a 7-inch 16:9 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.. It also has a 0.3MP VGA front facing camera. Inside, the tablet is run by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor. It comes with 512MB RAM and has 4GB of internal memory. This memory can be expanded up to 32GB with MicroSD. This slot takes care for youngsters who are movie buffs or hard gamers.
The Funbook is also good at providing good multimedia experience. It supports HD video playback with support of formats like MPEG2, 4, AVI, WMV, MOV and more. It also has on offer many entertainment apps with a collection 6000 songs, 4000 video clips.
The tablet has a USB port for connectivity through which a 3G USB Dongle can be used. It also supports Wi-Fi b/g, USB 2.0 and HDMI out for connectivity, data transfer and HDTV streaming. For parents worrying about abuse of the internet connection or the gaming optioin in the tablet, there is also a feature of relief. Parental control options take care of these. Parents can lock off sections of the tablet, like those of the entertainment and games.
A 2800 mAh battery makes the tablet run for 5 hours while browsing the net. This is decent enough as continuous studies of more than this time at a stretch is hardly possible.
Being majorly created for educational purpose, the tablet comes equipped with interactive study materials for students from class 1 to 12.
Micromax states that it spent more than a year getting the right educational content for the tab. In the tablet is available the ‘Vriti platform’ (a marketplace for educational content) through an exclusive partnership. The platform makes available educational content from books for schools students and even preparatory materials for competitive exams.
The irresistible tablet will hit 1,00,000 retail stores across 50 cities in India soon. No definite date of release has so far been announced.