HCL Infosystems has launched a new 3G enabled Android tablet in India. The third-generation tab is a trendy and stylish device, designed to suit needs of the professionals.
HCL ME Y2 is powered by a Cortex A9 1GHz processor. The tablet runs on Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 7 inch multi touch capacitive display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. ME Y2 sports a 2 MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP front facing camera.
The tablet hosts 1GB RAM with 8GB built-in storage, along with a memory card slot that can add another 32 GB externally. The tablet also comes equipped with a mini HDMI port and a microUSB port. The HCL ME Y2 offers 3G connectivity with an in-built SIM card slot. It has a robust 4000 mAh battery and also features Bluetooth and WiFi for connectivity.
HCL ME Y2 tablet comes preloaded with a host of applications like Hungama app, Bigflix, ThinkFree Office Mobile, LinkedIn, Twitter, 3D Digital Weather Clock, Games, Sweet’ N ‘Spicy, Bollywood Hungama, iBrowser, ICS Browser and Saavn. The Y2 comes with its own ME App store featuring over 15,000 Android applications optimized for the tablet; however access to the Google Play store is blocked which is a big disadvantage for the tab as all Android applications are not available on the ME app store.
Specifications of HCL ME Y2 Tablet:
NETWORK: GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
PROCESSOR: 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor with Mali 400 GPU
OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
DIMENSIONS: 120 x 200 x 13 mm
WEIGHT: 368 g
DISPLAY: 7″ capacitive multi-touch screen (1024×600)
MEMORY:1 GB RAM
STORAGE: 8 GB internal memory with microSD support up to 32 GB
CAMERA: 2.0 MP rear / 0.3 MP front-camera
- 3G (HSDPA UP TO 3.2 Mbps)
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BATTERY: Li-Ion 4000 mAh
- ME App Store
- SIM slot for 3G
- No access to GooglePlay
The HCL ME Y2 will be supported by an integrated back up service- HCL Touch, a 24X7 one touch service facility. The customers are also promised unlimited streaming of movies for one month from Bigflix for only Re 1.
At a price Rs 14,999, the HCL ME Y2 tablet looks a bit overpriced and inaccessibility to Google Play make it an under competitive tablet in the market.