Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Android tablets with SIM card slot in India

Release of Aakash tablet to the market initiated a new trend of cheap tablets in the market. If you are purchasing a tablet with SIM card slot also, you will be able to get all functionality also in the tablet. See below the list of Android tablets with SIM card slot available in India.
If you are not looking for a general list of cheap Android tablets in India you can refer


Advantages of having SIM card slot in tablet

It is always good to have SIM card slot in tablet. Some tablets allow full phone functionality in it like call making over GSM network, messaging etc. In such phones surely there will be SIM card slot and also you will be able to use internet through GPRS. For example Aakash tablet.
In some other tablets, there will be SIM card slot, but phone functionality will not be there. In such tablets, SIM card slot is provided only to access GPRS or 3G service for internet connectivity. But you cannot make call or send message. For example BSNL tablet
Still in rural areas 3G connectivity is a dream only. Also in some areas even though 3G connectivity is there, cost is really high. Still it will take 2 or 3 more years for the 3G price to come down. Also not everybody can have wi-fi data connectivity. So the only way to connect to internet from rural areas and villages is GPRS only. Even though GPRS connectivity is slow, still it is enough for browsing, if streaming videos is not considered. For GPRS connectivity you must have SIM card slot in your tablet.

List of Android tablets with SIM card slot in India

Aakash tablet plus (Rs.2999)

Aakash tablet started the revolution of cheap tablets in India. After the first version of aakash tablet, now Datawind is releasing improved version of aakash tablet with full phone functionality including call, message, GPRS capabilities. Have a look through the configurations of the tablet
  • Processor is 800MHz Cortex A8 Processor and GPU of HD video coprocessor.
  • OS is Android 2.3 GingerBread
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Screen: 800x400 resolution 7" resistive touch
  • Internal Storage of 2 GB is also available.
  • Battery  capacity of 3200mAh will last for 3 or 4 hour continuous use.
  •  It offers WIFI and GPRS connectivity and external USB dongles
  •  2 full USB port
  •  all phone capabilities
  •  Office document support.
BSNL T-PAD IS701R tablet Priced Rs.3499.

BSNL has released three different tablet models of different price categories and specifications to market. Like aakash tablet, these tablets are also getting huge pre booking in the booking site. Especially the cheapest version named T-pad IS701R, is getting huge orders. This tablet is comes with more fast processor compared to Aakash tablet. Also you can find some other additional features in this tablet compared to Aakash tablet of similar cost.

  • Processor: 1GHz IMAPX210 Processor and Vivante GC600 GPU  
  • Android 2.3 GingerBread
  • RAM: 256MB
  • 800x480 resolution resistive touch screen of 7 inch.
  • 2 GB internal storage
  • 3000mAh battery
  • It offers WIFI and GPRS connectivity and  external USB dongles
  • Camera :0.3MP
  • Mini USB ports
  • Mini HDMI port
Wespro tablet PC with 3G  priced Rs.4999.

It is a 1GHz processor tablet which is sold at a reduced price of Rs.4999 at site Attractive feature of this tablet is a SIM card slot for direct 3G connectivity. This tablet also comes with full LAN port which allows direct connection of Ethernet cable. So all modes of internet connectivity is accessible through the tablet. But there are some drawbacks also for this tablet. In this tablet Android market is not original one. Your Gmail ID will not be accepted in that market.
It comes with following specifications.
  • Processor: 1GHz Infotmic X210 Processor
  • Android 2.3 GingerBread
  • 256MB RAM
  • 7 inch resistive touch 800x480 resolution supporting multi touch.
  • 4 GB internal memory.
  • 2400 mAh battery
  • It offers WIFI and SIM card slot for 3G connectivityand external USB dongles
  • 0.3MP front camera for video calling.
  • Additional Capabilities : Mini USB ports, LAN port, Gravity sensor