Karbonn launches its first Android Tablet and three new smartphones

Karbonn Mobiles today launched its first tablet on Google Android platform, named the Smart Tab 1, under new sub brand Karbonn Smart. Karbonn Smart will sell its high end feature phone, smartphones and tablets. The tablet is powered by a 1.2 Ghz Xburst processor, has a 7 inch multi touch screen with 480×800 resolution and has a price tag of Rs 6,990. Internet options foe the tablet are wi-fi service or 3G dongles.The tablet is being offered with free Reliance communication dongle for 3G connectivity. Other features of the tablet include HDMI port, GPS, and 3700 mAH battery.

That apart the company unveiled three new smartphones on Google Android’s Gingerbread platform — Karbonn A5, Karbonn A7 and Karbonn A9 — in the price range of Rs 5,790 to Rs 9,490. Out of these A5 is a new device.

Karbonn A5 is an entry level phone with a 3.5 Inch capacitive screen and 800Mhz processor. There’s a camera 2 megapixel without LED flash camera, no front facing camera. Rest of the specification and feature is the same as A7.

Karbonn A7 is a Dual SIM smartphone with 800 MHz processor (based on Qualcomm chipset) and 3.5 inch capacitive screen with 320×480 pixel resolution. It has a 5 megapixel fixed focus camera with dual LED flash and front facing camera for video chat. Rest of the feature set are the same as A9 except for the 1420 mAH battery.

Karbonn A9 (current flagship model of Karbonn Smart), a Dual SIM smartphone, is based on Android 2.3.6 operating system. The phone is powered by 1GHz snapdragon processor, and a 3.8 inch capacitive touch screen with a 480×800 pixel resolution (which is one of the highest in the price range). The phone has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with twin LED flash and a front facing camera for video calling. the phone has a 1600 mAH battery. It has 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth etc connectivity options.

Future Roadmap:

1) Four new smartphone and three new tablets in next three months.

2) Aims to be first Indian company to launch smartphone of Google’s Icecream Sandwich platform (Android 4.0) which is next version of Android after Gingerbread (Android 2.3).

3) Will launch 9.7 inch screen size tablet in September on Google’s Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) platform.

4) In the smart device range, Karbonn will provide push mail service and instant messenger of its own. These services will be free for first year. Karbonn has tied up with foreign vendor for this who has customised this application to suit our customer’s need.