Reliance communications have also joined the Tablet bandwagon by unveiling their branded Reliance 3G tab and they also claims to be the first Indian company to do so. The Reliance 3G tab supports Wi-Fi and uses the Reliance 3G network for 3G connectivity. This tab comes powered by the Android 2.3 OS and with an attractive price tag. Reliance 3G tab is priced even lower than the MSI Enjoy Tablet that I recently covered.
Now the next question that will come in your mind is since this is a Reliance branded tablet, is it made to work only on the Reliance 3G network? The press release by reliance says you can use it with any 3G data or Voice plan available with Reliance, so one can presume that the Reliance 3G Tab may be locked on to the Reliance 3G network, but since it runs on the Android OS, people will find a way to bypass it and run it on any 3G networks in India.
Reliance 3G tab Features
The Reliance 3G tab houses a 7 inch capacitive (multi-touch) touch screen running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. This tablet comes with 512 MB of internal RAM and microSD support up to 32 GB so you can add extra space. 4 GB microSD card comes free when you buy the Reliance 3G tab.
The Reliance 3G tab is light weight at 389 grams and made especially for the Indian users in mind with most of the common features that you see on other tablets. You can connect to the net using the Wi-Fi option or subscribe to the Reliance 3G network available in 333 towns in 13 3G circles in India.
The Reliance 3G tab comes loaded with host of useful and must have applications that is used by almost everyone which includes Twitter, Facebook, Bluetooth, Live TV, Video recorder, YouTube and Documents to go (word, excel, PDF and PowerPoint). This tab comes with two cameras the primary camera which is located at the back is of 2 megapixel resolution and the front camera is of VGA resolution. You can make video calls using the Reliance 3G tab.
This Reliance tablet can do what other tablets can like working with email (push email), connect to social networking sites; keep in touch with your friends, play games, watch streaming videos from YouTube and also get access to excusive services from reliance like Mobile TV. You can even watch Videos or listen to your favourite music on the Reliance tab. Even with such a low cost this tab does come with a built in GPS so no matter where you are you can never get lost.
The press release however does not mention the processor speed which I presume will be around 1 GHz even if it is a bit less when you see the price you would really not care.
Reliance 3G tab price in India
Price : Rs. 12,999 will be available at all reliance stores.
Reliance 3G tab plans
You can buy this tab along with the Super Value Combo offer or Monthly Value Plans.
|Reliance Super Value Combo Offer|
|Reliance 3G Tab price||12,999||12,999||12,999|
|Data (GB / per month)||1 GB||2 GB||5 GB|
|Actual price of data for 12 months||7,788||8,899||14,388|
|Discounted Advance rental (data) for 1 year||4,500||5,500||7,000|
|You save||3,288 (42%)||3,488 (39%)||7,388 (51%)|
|Total price including Tab and data plan||17,499||18,499||19,999|
|Reliance Monthly Value Plans|
|Price of Reliance 3G Tab||12,999||12,999|
|Data (GB/ month)||2 GB||5 GB|
|Regular price of data per month||749||1,199|
|Discount (Rs.) per month on data||588||798|
|Discount on regular price||20%||33%|
|Savings on data plan in Rs.||1,812||4,812|
|Valid for 12 months.|