BSNL and Pantel have now launched the BSNL Penta T-Pad IS801C another 8 inch tablet that comes with ICS OS, good features minus the built in SIM slot, all this for a price of Rs. 9,499. The T-pad can be pre-booked from the website.

The T-Pad IS801C is different from the T-Pad WS802C model. The price difference says it all, however the 801C model comes with a higher memory capacity (1GB RAM). And there are certain features that are trimmed out of the IS801C model.

The IS801C is powered by a cortex A8 processor running at 1GHz frequency with ICS (Android 4.0) OS. This tab comes with a 1GB DDR3 RAM and internal storage of 8GB. There is a 0.3MP front camera, G-Sensors, Wi-Fi and microSD card support.

The display screen is 8 inches with capacitive touch technology sporting resolution of 1024×768 pixels. For the price, what is missing, is the built in 3G SIM slot, GPS and Bluetooth. This tab is here to compete with the Micromax Funbook pro. If screen size is not much of an interest, there is one more tab called the Fronix Aurora II a 7 inch with dual core processor for Rs. 6960 (coming soon).

BSNL Penta T-Pad IS801C 8 inch tablet

BSNL Penta T-Pad IS801C Key Features and Specifications

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 possibly with Mali 400 GPU (GPU not confirmed).
  • Android 4.0 (ICS).
  • 8 inch capacitive HD touchscreen with 1024×768 pixels resolution.
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB internal storage and microSD support.
  • Wi-Fi, external 3G support via dongle (EVDO, CDMA2000 and WCDMA) and G-sensor.
  • Standard Li-polymer 5600 mAh Battery with usage (estimated) time of over 5 hours.
  • HDMI and USB port. 3D video output via HDMI on to a 3G TV is supported.
  • Front VGA camera with mic.
  • Price Rs. 9,499.

BSNL Penta T-Pad IS801C review

The specs are good but the Pantel services are really pathetic, many of you might have already experienced it. But one thing is for sure, if you want to buy this tab it will take much, much more than the 7 to 15 days delivery promises that many other low cost tab sellers are offering.

By Rajeev Rana

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