Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor, the mTab seems to be the real deal.
Mercury, a name known for years in PC peripherals and components manufacturing, has launched the mTab tablet running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A lot of tablets have been making an appearance in the Indian market, and this is the latest entrant.
Powered by a 1.2 GHz Telechip 8803 Cortex A8 processor with three cores, the mTab has 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage, with an additional 32 GB option via a memory card. It sports a 7" WVGA (800x480) capacitive touch screen with multi-touch support. Connectivity options are available using Wi-Fi, and using an external 3G USB module, which will be made available with 3G packages bundled along with the tablet for free internet surfing.
The mTab features a front 1.3 MP camera, useful for video conferencing, shooting photos and videos. In addition to the most popular audio formats, it supports playback of several popular video formats including Divx, MPG, and MP4 up to 1080p using the HDMI output. The 4000 mAh battery claims to support about four hours of video playback. PC connectivity is provided via a USB 2.0 port, while a 3.5 mm stereo jack lets you plug in headphones. The tablet supports motion sensing 3D games using the G sensor built in it. With dimensions of 19.3 x 11.7 x 1.4 cm and weighing 400 grams, this is very handy as well.
The Mercury mTab comes at just Rs 9,499, and is backed by a 1-year warranty. From what is on offer in the specifications sheet, this looks like a very promising tablet at a very reasonable price.