If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Apple iPad that is priced at starting Rs. 27,900 OlivePad is the best option. OlivePad claims to be the first Indian pad (without the ‘i’) that runs almost every application powered by 3.5G Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS.
A 16GB Apple iPad will cost you RS. 27,900 in India, where as the OlivePad with 16GB memory card comes for just Rs. 23,990. Technically it is not right to compare the iPad with the Pad and the only thing that matters is the price difference. If you cannot afford the iPad go for the OlivePad but remember the OS is different and the gadget may not be as sleek as the iPad.
But hey it is India’s first 3G tablet and it can be used as a Smartphone, camera, a TV, for watching movies, listing to music and as a GPS navigator.
Google Android is slowing catching up and is the most preferred mobile OS. Every system that houses this operating system gets access to host of Google services plus android market place where users can find thousands of useful applications most of which are free.
OlivePad Tablet Features
- Android OS with access to market place that has more than 100,000 apps available.
- The 7” TFT screen makes it easier to browse the internet. Users can make use of the 3G network or Wi-Fi.
- DataViz documents come preloaded with which you can create / edit / view excel, PowerPoint and word documents.
- You can use the pad as a phone, to send emails, as an ebook reader, watch TV powered by Zenga TV (you get 6 months free subscription).
- View and edit photos, watch movies, listen to MP3, access YouTube or get connected to your favourite social networking site you can do all these on the OlivePad.
- Another highlight is the build-in GPS sensor which can “show you the way” using MapMyIndia software that has the most detailed Indian Maps and what’s more, you get a free lifetime subscription.
- OlivePad has one advantage over the Apple iPad which is a 3 MP camera at the back and a VGA camera in front that makes video calling possible.
Important OlivePad Technical Specification
- Processor : ARM11 600MHz
- Inbuilt Flash : 512MB NAND Flash
- Battery (Type) : Li-Polymer, 3240mAH
- Talktime : GSM Upto 26hours, WCDMA Upto 9 hours
- Standby : Upto 600Hours for GSM/WCDMA
- 7″ Touch TFT, 800 X 400, WVGA
- Touch & Capacitive screen Type
- Micro-SD Card slot, Mini-USB connector with data sync, 3.5mm Audio jack for stereo headset interface.
OlivePad is priced at Rs. 23,990 with 16GB memory card and a leather carry wallet (Free shipping).
By (Updated: December 7, 2011)
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