Olive Unveils the OlivePad: India’s First 3G Android Tablet

Olive Telecom has just unveiled the OlivePad VT100, an Android based Tablet in India. After all the Chinese knockoffs, this is probably the first serious Android tablet. It will launch with Android 2.1 but will get an upgrade to Android 2.2 soon.

The OlivePad has dimensions of 180 x 110 x 11.5 mm and weighs 410 gms. It will have a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resoultion of 800 x 480 pixels and sports some really good hardware. It will have a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 512 MB internal memory. It will support microSD cards up to 32 GB and will have a 3.15 MP camera.

It will be powered by a 3240 mAh Li-Po battery and will have 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and microUSB 2.0 connectivity. It will also have a GPS transceiver with Google Maps.

It will be priced in the Rs. 20000 – 25000 range ($420 to $530) and will be available in Croma stores from August. Even the Infibeam Phi tablet will have launched by then. The much hyped Notion Ink Adam has been delayed further and may now launch by the end of 2010 or in 2011. The iProf educational tablet doesn’t seem to have taken off either.

OlivePad: India's Android Tablet

Source: Olive Telecom

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