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India's Karbonn Launches $125 Jelly Bean Tablet

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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Tuan Mai is a Los Angeles based writer and marketing manager working within the PC Hardware industry. He has written for Tom's Guide since 2010, with a special interest in the weird and quirky.
  • gilgamex
    MIPS......yeaaaaaa.......nooooooooo thanks
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  • killabanks
    would recommend saving a bit more even if it takes a year and get a nexus 7
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  • aragis
    killabankswould recommend saving a bit more even if it takes a year and get a nexus 7Still, 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
    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
    Mips is garbage. It would be irrelevant if it were 7 ghz. No app support.
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  • fuxxnuts
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Just save up and buy a decent laptop, why buy a mainstream underpowered tablet ? are your arms really that weak ???
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