The market for cheap Android tablets in India is hotting up. Reliance recently launched the 3G Tab for Rs 12,999 and Bharti also launched the Beetel Magiq tablet for Rs 9,999. Today, Mercury has launched its first Android tablet too – the Mercury mTab.
The Mercury mTab comes with a 7 inch WVGA TFT LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz “triple core” processor, but I’m not quite sure about that spec. It will come with 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory and supports up to 32 GB microSD cards. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with some custom user interface.
It weighs around 400 gms and has dimensions of 19.3 X 11.7 X 1.4 cm. It will sport a 1.3 MP camera for video chatting. It also offer Wi-Fi, but doesn’t come with 3G support. Apparently, it does support external 3G dongles.
It is one of the cheapest Android tablets available in India. We don’t have any details about whether it supports Android Market yet. Besides that, and the absence of 3G, it seems to be a very good option.
Update: The press shots of the Mercury mTab do have an Android Market icon, so it’s likely that it will have Android Market access.