G’Five, a Chinese handset brand, is planning to launch two tablets based on both Android and Windows 8 operating systems by December this year.
Arshit Pathak, managing director, Kingtech Electronics India (G’Five’s parent company) in an interaction with The Mobile Indian, said, “The tablets will be launched by December using Windows 8 and Android platform, and will include tablets with 7 inch and a 10 inch screens. All the tablets will be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset.”
He added, “While we will continue to have very basic phones, we are also looking to move up in the value chain, as there are a lot of upgrade customers who are looking to buy a better handset than what they already have and this does not mean that we will not offer cheaper products, we will just offer more feature per rupee that the customer spends.”
Windows 8 operating system is designed for tablets and hasn’t yet been released.
Pathak added, “These devices will again be targeted at the bottom of the pyramid -tablet customers who want quality products at an affordable price.”
Interestingly, all the G’Five tablets will come with WiFi as well as 3G capability, as the company thinks that India is still developing as a WiFi market and therefore a combination of 3G and WiFi will help customers stay connected all the time.
G’Five has recently started giving 20 free movies (stored on the 4 GB SDcard that comes free) with its devices. These include some of the latest movies like Dabang, Golmal-3, 3 Idiots etc. Similarly, it offers 1,000 free games with some gaming centric phones. The company is also likely to bring a similar offer with its tablets. However, this was not confirmed by the spokesperson.
The exact configuration of this device and its price weren’t disclosed.