To capitalise on the Android and tablet wave, Spice will launch three tablets based on Android 2.3 operating system in India in July this year.
Dilip Modi, managing director of Spice Mobility, told ‘The Mobile Indian’, “We will launch 7, 9 and 10 inch tablets based on Gingerbread in mid-July and they will be available for less than Rs 20,000.”
The upcoming 7 inch tablet, to be called Spice Mi-700, will have dual cameras for video calling and will be powered by a Qualcomm chipset.
Modi further said the tablets will come in 3G and Wifi models but didn’t elaborate on their specifications.
Spice had earlier announced that it plans to offer affordable Android devices to Indian consumers to surf the net, and Android handsets between Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 so that different strata of society can buy them.
Currently, Spice has two Android phones, Spice Mi-300 and Spice Mi-310.
Mi-300 is an Android 2.1 phone with an 8 cm capacitive touchscreen. It supports 3.5G and HSPA. The handset has a 5 megapixel camera, Wifi, GPS and AGPS. It also has Google messaging service with push mail.
Spice Mi-310 is based on Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. It is a touchscreen phone with GPS, AGPS and Wifi hotspot functionality that allows users to share their data connection with five handsets.