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HCL to launch Android tablet by May

HCL will announce a tablet running Android operating system, with hardware configuration similar to Olive Pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, will launch an Android tablet by May, according a source familiar with development who also said that the device will have similar specs to what is currently available tablets in the market.

Currently, there are the OlivePad and ViewPad (from Viewsonic), which are almost clones. Then there is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab with a 7 inch screen, and Apple’s iPad, which has a 10 inch display.

Our guess is that HCL’s tablet will have a 10 inch screen, powered by a 1 GHz processor, at least, and we hope that it runs Android Honeycomb 3.0.

When we asked our source what would differentiate HCL’s tablet from other devices in the market, he said that HCL hopes its sales and distribution network, along with India-relevant content, will help the device succeed.

The tablet’s price is expected to be attractive — at least at par with the OlivePad, which retails at around Rs 23,000.

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