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India's Karbonn Launches $125 Jelly Bean Tablet

By - Source: The Droid Guy | B 26 comments

The second device to get Android 4.1 is a budget-friendly $125 tablet from India.

If you thought the recently released Nexus 7 was the cheapest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet around, guess again. India's Karbonn Mobiles just announced there's a new kid on the block, the Smart Tab 1.

With a surprisingly budget-friendly price tag of 6990 Indian Rupees (approximately $125), the Smart Tab 1 may be the cheapest tablet in its class.

Featuring a 7-inch screen, the tablet runs on a 1.2GHz single core MIPS processor with up to 32GB of expandable storage.

The tablet also features a 2-megapixel front facing camera, 3G dongle support and seven to eight hours of battery life. Although the Smart Tab specs pale in comparison to Google's Nexus 7, the $125 price tag may be quite appealing for anybody on a tight budget.

For more information on the Smart Tab 1, head on over to the Karbonn Mobiles product page.

 

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    marclee37 , August 5, 2012 12:21 AM
    the (sony) ad on top right had covered part of content (text, pic) and it is non-removable, is it an error?
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    gilgamex , August 4, 2012 10:33 PM
    MIPS......yeaaaaaa.......nooooooooo thanks
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    killabanks , August 4, 2012 11:14 PM
    would recommend saving a bit more even if it takes a year and get a nexus 7
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    aragis , August 4, 2012 11:27 PM
    killabankswould recommend saving a bit more even if it takes a year and get a nexus 7

    Still, you'll be paying 75 bucks more and will be stuck with 8gigs of storage. If you are on a tight budget and need more than 8gigs, it's pretty good. And 1,2ghz single core ain't that bad.
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    marclee37 , August 5, 2012 12:21 AM
    the (sony) ad on top right had covered part of content (text, pic) and it is non-removable, is it an error?
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    tbake , August 5, 2012 12:22 AM
    Mips is garbage. It would be irrelevant if it were 7 ghz. No app support.
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    fuxxnuts , August 5, 2012 12:41 AM
    marclee37the (sony) ad on top right had covered part of content (text, pic) and it is non-removable, is it an error?


    yeah, thats total garbage... getting more and more typical of tomshardware. so many ads the site is slowing down too..
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    killerclick , August 5, 2012 12:49 AM
    killabankswould recommend saving a bit more even if it takes a year and get a nexus 7


    92% of the world's population can't get a Nexus because Google doesn't sell it outside of like three countries. At this point, I'm waiting for iPad mini, at least Apple doesn't discriminate.
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    shotgunz , August 5, 2012 3:05 AM
    killerclick92% of the world's population can't get a Nexus because Google doesn't sell it outside of like three countries. At this point, I'm waiting for iPad mini, at least Apple doesn't discriminate.

    Orly?

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/iranian-american-woman-says-apple-refused-sell-her-002456511.html
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    livebriand , August 5, 2012 5:02 AM
    marclee37the (sony) ad on top right had covered part of content (text, pic) and it is non-removable, is it an error?

    I hate how they put ads at the bottom of the page in the mobile version, and I have to close them every damn time I load a page. Plus, if I'm using Opera Mini (when I'm stuck with EDGE), closing the ad involves refreshing the entire page. (that gets annoying REALLY fast!) I'm really thinking about rooting my phone and installing adaway or something now... (I already use ABP and Ghostery on my PC.)
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    gentlydownthestream , August 5, 2012 6:32 AM
    Just save up and buy a decent laptop, why buy a mainstream underpowered tablet ? are your arms really that weak ???
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    saturnus , August 5, 2012 9:05 AM
    killerclick92% of the world's population can't get a Nexus because Google doesn't sell it outside of like three countries. At this point, I'm waiting for iPad mini, at least Apple doesn't discriminate.


    Moot point is moot.

    92% of the world's population can't get a Nexus because they can't afford it. They won't be able to afford iPad mini either.
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    leeashton , August 5, 2012 12:04 PM
    what @125 and they get the MIPS CPU for free?
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    leeashton , August 5, 2012 12:06 PM
    fuxxnutsyeah, thats total garbage... getting more and more typical of tomshardware. so many ads the site is slowing down too..

    nope just another way to piss of toms readers!
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    killerclick , August 5, 2012 12:20 PM
    saturnusMoot point is moot.92% of the world's population can't get a Nexus because they can't afford it. They won't be able to afford iPad mini either.


    Are you serious? $200 is as cheap in Europe (and Japan, and Australia and Middle Eastern Oil Kingdoms) as it is in the US, and I'm sure at least a 100 million people in China and India would be able to afford one easily (they're really big countries).
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    saturnus , August 5, 2012 1:05 PM
    killerclickAre you serious? $200 is as cheap in Europe (and Japan, and Australia and Middle Eastern Oil Kingdoms) as it is in the US, and I'm sure at least a 100 million people in China and India would be able to afford one easily (they're really big countries).


    You seriously think that every single person, from infant to ancient, in Europe, Japan, Australia, and the USA has $200 to spare for a tablet (let alone any use for one).

    Let me remind you that 46 million people in the US lives in poverty, roughly 14.6%. Although the percentage is far lower in Europe, Japan and Australia, you can be quite sure that at least half the population in western world countries lives in families that does not have a budget that allows for a $200 tablet, or at most only one for the whole household.
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    PTNLemay , August 5, 2012 3:58 PM
    lol, no mention of the resolution anywhere. That's not a good sign. They might be trying to build hype, only to later unveil, "Oh... yeah, by the way, it's a 600 x 480 resistive touch-screen." Or some such bullshit...

    Color me sceptical.
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    killerclick , August 5, 2012 5:27 PM
    saturnusYou seriously think that every single person, from infant to ancient, in Europe, Japan, Australia, and the USA has $200 to spare for a tablet (let alone any use for one).


    I didn't say that, and you're not making any sense.
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    madooo12 , August 5, 2012 5:37 PM
    marclee37the (sony) ad on top right had covered part of content (text, pic) and it is non-removable, is it an error?

    it IS removable, click the close button and remove the mouse from on the AD fast
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    acerace , August 6, 2012 12:39 AM
    sushant2688here,in india WE ARE LUCKY!!!! companies are launching new budget tabs week to week


    Yeah, right.
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    alyoshka , August 6, 2012 7:57 AM
    Lol....You really should be one of the luckiest people in India to be able to feel that way....
    It's lucky to be the junkyard for the tech world if that's what you mean by Lucky.....
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