Simmtronics Debuts an Affordable XPad
The India-based company Simmtronics is trying its luck in the Android tablet market with a new device called the XPad. This tablet has a price tag of only $81 and is one of today’s cheapest. In fact, it was even contemplated whether the company could sell the device for only around $40. This would make the tablet a formidable competitor for other companies aiming to be the cheapest tablet. This brings to mind the widely-publicized Aakash tablet which costs $60, but was initially aimed at a $35 price. The Aakash, however, was not successful mainly because its specifications left much to be desired, even for those looking for a low-end tablet.
Meanwhile, the specifications of the Simmtronics XPad include an ARM Cortex A8 CPU, a 7-inch display that supports multi-touch gestures, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Targeted at students like the popular Aakash tablet, the XPad has 4 GB of internal storage available. For those who want better hardware, however, Simmtronics also has more expensive models to choose from.
Instead of debuting the tablet in India, however, Simmtronics launched the tablet in the UAE. Simmtronics’ reason for doing so is that it wants to bring the technology to as wide a range as possible. Eventually, however, the device could make its way to its home country.