The Bangalore-based equipment maker Lakshmi Access Communications Systems Pvt. Ltd launched a tablet computer for $99 in India, adding to competition in a market where local players are bringing in low-cost versions of the device. Google’s Android operating system that is available for free and has a huge apps store for consumers.
India’s Beetel Teletech, a unit of Bharti Enterprises Ltd also launched a $220 tablet PC, after Reliance Communications Ltd introduction fully loaded tablet at an aggressive price.
The Bangalore-based equipment maker launched 14 tablets starting from Rs 6,999 on Friday. The four-gigabyte tablet will work both on wireless Internet and third-generation communications networks and comes with a 800-megahertz processor and 256-megabit random access memory. The 4.3-inch Magnum Pepper Tablet PC works on Google Inc.’s Android operating system.
Delhi-based Lava Mobiles plans to introduce a tablet next month that will be priced between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 on an Android platform. India’s tablet-computer market has been increasing with the introduction of third-generation communication services that enable high-speed Internet access on the move.