Mercury launches Android 4.0 ICS-ready mTab Neo 2 tablet
Kobian has launched the Mercury mTab Neo2 tablet in India, priced at Rs. 14,999 with one year warranty. Currently running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Kobian says the mTab Neo2 will support an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, due to be released within four weeks.
A slew of Android 4.0 ICS tablets were announced in the past couple of weeks, from Micromax’s Funbook, Zync’s Z-990, to HCL’s new ME Tab U1 and MyEdu Tab K12 and HE. For a 7-inch tablet however, Mercury mTab Neo 2 is priced surprisingly high compared to these others, however, it does boast of a dual-core 1.2GHz processor (ARM Cortex A8), as well as built-in 3G connectivity, and voice call support.
Other specifications include 512MB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB), and a 16:9 aspect multi-touch display, with a 1,600K colour gamut. In terms of connectivity, the Mercury mTab Neo2 has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS, apart from 3G.
The Mercury mTab Neo2 has both front and rear-facing cameras, as well as an HDMI out port, to stream HD quality video. The mTab Neo 2 will supposedly deliver 6 hours of battery life as well. Speaking on the launch of the product, Sushmita Das, Country Manager - India, Kobian Pte Ltd said:
"Work, talk and share your stuff at high speed, with mTab Neo2. This product comes with all the features one can ask for in the current tablet ecosystem and a little more with the upgrade to Android 4.0. It's a beautifully bundled feature rich product from Mercury. The long battery life is the topping the ice which will surely attract more customers and hence will help our partners sell more."
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