The Indian government’s pet project of Aakash has triggered a growing thirst for low-cost tablets in the markets which is greatly benefiting hardware manufacturers. Chennai-based company iBerry has announced it will launch its own Android-based contender ‘Auxus AX02’ in March.
The Auxus will be powered by Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. It will have a HDMI with 1GB of DDR2 RAM and a 7 inch touch scren display with capacitive technology. The 800 x 480 pixel resolution may be regarded as standard but what makes up for it is the 1Ghz processor and a dedicated graphics engine. In addition, the device also features the gyro-based motion sensor which makes it great for gaming.
Sundry features would include support for a 3G USB modem, slot for microSD card of up to 32GB expandable memory, besides ports for various peripherals.
Auxus will not be the first tablet from iBerry. This Indian company had already launched two tablets – the BT 07 and the BT 10, with 7 inch and 10 inch display. Both the devices were Android-based.
The company can certainly hope to make an impact with the Auxus next month as its price tag of Rs. 10,000 is seen as the key feature. With such an attractive a price the device likely has a ready and waiting market in India and probably other Asian countries too. iBerry plans to pull out all the stops in its bid to capture market-share.
A toll-free helpline, a countrywide network for servicing and offers to pick up the device from buyers’ homes will ensure the market responds enthusiastically. The company has also planned some more products that will be announced post the launch of Auxus.