Sources familiar with the development said to 'The Mobile Indian,' "HCL has closed a deal with Tata Photon to provide their data card bundled with X1 tablet and they will announce it in next couple of days."
When we asked about the deal with Tata Photon to Harsh Chitale, chief executive officer, HCL Infosystems he didn't confirm the deal but said that HCL is in talks with different operators for providing X1 to consumers bundled with data card.
The new ME tablet X1, runs on the Android 2.3 operating system (OS), features Cortex A8 1 GHz processor, 512 MB storage capacity with internal memory of 4 GB (expandable upto 32 GB), a 2 megapixel front camera and supports full HD video and Flash.
HCL ME X1 has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with 800x480 pixel resolution. Apart from that it has a 3500 mAH battery and comes with option of data connectivity through USB dongles.
On the application front, the X1 comes pre-loaded with over 34 applications like Cleartrip.com, Wink ebookstore and Hungama, along with access to ME App store. However, the Android market does not come pre-installed with the device.
Also, consumers who buy HCL Me X1 tablet will get travel voucher worth Rs 2500 from Cleartrip; one month free subscription of Hungama where users can download and play music, videos and ringtones; and Rs 3000 discount on books or magazines that are downloaded from the Winkstore.