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Mercury Launches New Android Tablet for just Rs.11,999/-

Kobian has launched yet another Android tablet under its Mercury brand – the mTab2. The successor to the original mTab comes with a 7″ WVGA capacitive multi-touch screen and is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor with a 3D accelerator. Running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), this device has 8 GB of built-in memory, which can be expanded to 32 GB via a microSD slot. Its predecessor had a similar screen, but with a 1.2 GHz single-core processor and 4 GB of built-in memory.

The mTab2 has a USB 2.0 port to connect various devices such as a keyboard and mouse. Its USB host feature lets you access the contents of connected USB mass storage media, such as pen drives. It also claims to support most of the USB 3G dongles, providing internet connectivity while on the move. It supports video chat through a VGA front camera. Wi-Fi is available to connect to hotspots. The tab offers Flash 10.2 support to facilitate smoother online videos, and the HDMI port allows you to connect a larger display device. Although details are sparse, we can assume it will support popular formats such as DivX, MPG, and MP4 up to 1080p, like its predecessor.
Backed by a 1-year warranty, the Mercury mTab2 is priced at just Rs 12,000, which is quite affordable for a dual-core tablet.


If the Asus Transformer Prime has been declared as the world’s first quad core tablet, then what’s the world’s first triple core tablet? Well, we really haven’t heard of such except for this new slate from Kobian that is currently being dubbed as the Mercury mTab2.

Mercury mTab2

This might be your first time to hear about Kobian but allow us to tell you that this company is pretty much known for its wide range of computer components and peripherals. As of now, the Mercury mTab2 tablet can be purchased in India for a very decent price of Rs 11,999 that’s more or less equivalent to 238 US Dollars. The tablet may be a bit expensive than Amazon’s Kindle Fire but affordable enough for those who can’t simply afford to buy the famous Apple iPad.

And if you’re curious about the slate’s specs, allow us to tell you that it’s a 7 inch tablet with a capacitive multi-touch display. It is being powered by a Dual Core 1GHz Processor that goes alongside with its Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. Aside from the said specs, the new Mercury mTab 2 from Kobian can also take pride of its 512MB of memory, 8GB of internal storage, up to 32GB of expandable storage via micro SD card, front facing camera for video chats, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g connectivity, full USB 2.0 port, full HDMI output, built-in speaker, mic and a long-lasting battery that can last up to 8 hours. But that’s not all. The tablet supports internet surfing via a 3G USB dongle and can easily be tucked inside your jacket or handbag. The slate flaunts a trendy design and weighs around 365 grams.

Like any other budget-friendly tablets, the Mercury mTab2 lacks a rear snapper that you can use to take a bunch of quality shots. On the lighter side, you can easily access the Android Market for your favorite games and apps.

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