HCL Will Debut its Y2 Tablet in August
The Indian firm HCL Infosystems has announced an upcoming tablet PC that will sport a 1 GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor and 3G support. Named the Y2 tablet, this device is also expected to have 512 MB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its OS and have Wi-Fi connectivity. The Y2 tablet will carry a price tag of Rs. 15,000 and will be available this coming August.
Users will be able to download apps from an HCL-branded App Store instead of Google Play, which was also made unavailable on its other tablet models like the X1 ME tablet and the U1.
HCL had been enjoying some success with these other tablet models, which have a price range of Rs 7,999 to Rs 10,990. These older tablets had modest features. For its part, the X1 ME tablet had Android 2.3, a 7-inch touchscreen, a 2 megapixel camera, and a 1 Ghz Cortex A8 processor. On the other hand, the U1 had 512 MB of RAM, a 1 GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor, a 0.3 megapixel camera, Android 4.0, and 3G via an external dongle.
Meanwhile, along with the Y2, HCL Infosystems also unveiled two other upcoming all-in-one PCs that run on second-generation Intel core CPUs, and a 47 cm LED-backlit screen with an anti-glare feature.