Those of you living in India and hankering for a new tablet might be interested to learn that Swipe Telecom has just launched a new tablet called Swipe Slice. While it’s no reason to phone home feature-wise, it’s priced well – really well, as a matter of fact. Read on to find out more about this baby!
Swipe Slice: A bit low-range, but rather interesting all the same
No, we’re not damning this new unit with faint praise. The Swipe Slice might not be something to turn the heads of Western buyers (or, it has to be said, more sophisticated buyers in developing markets), but for those on a budget it can be something really worthy of consideration.
First off, the Swipe Slice is a 7-incher with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean – a little bit behind the times – and is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT8312 processor that’s coupled with a Mali 400 GPU to tackle graphics. It runs 512 MB of RAM and comes with 4 GB of internal storage; if that’s not enough for you, then you’d be glad to know it also sports a microSD card slot that can accept cards up to 32 GB.
Camera-wise, megapixel fanatics won’t find much to love about the Swipe Slice; its main snapper is just 2 MP and its front-facing cam only 0.3 MP. Shutterbugs may want to look elsewhere. Oh, and did we mention that it supports voice calls and it’s a dual-SIM affair to boot? For those of you maintaining two SIM cards, this might be something of a big plus if you want to reduce your gadget count.
The one thing that may turn mobile warriors off about the Swipe Slice is the fact that, if our sources are correct, it doesn’t come with 3G connectivity – a seemingly strange omission in this day and age. That said, however, it does come with almost all the other popular wireless technologies – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Although the Swipe Slice is reputedly going to be made available in black, red, blue, yellow and white, only the black and white variants appear to be on sale as of this writing.
OK, how much then?
If you want to buy one despite the strange lack of 3G, the Swipe Slice can be yours for the low, low price of RS. 4,999 (around $83) – really not expensive at all. So even though this new tablet is hardly something to make the likes of the iPad mini or Nexus 7 blink, it’s still worthy of mention (and coverage) due to its value for money – at least on paper. If we’re lucky enough to give one a spin, we’ll tell you what it’s like.
source [ Amazon.in]
via [ NDTV Gadgets]