With phone size reaching up to 5.5 inch, 7 inch tablets no longer seems too big for calling, and that is probably why some manufacturers have started adding calling functionality to their tablets.
With Bluetooth headsets, calling through tablets has really become much easier. Plus, you additionally get bigger screen for gaming, browsing and editing. If you are one of those who think it is better to buy a tablet with calling functionality than a smartphone, here are five such tablets with attractive deals.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 (Rs 17,999)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 is arguably the best 7 inch tablet available currently in the market.
The tablet features a dual core 1 GHz processor along with a 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and is powered by Android ICS 4.0 operating system.
The tablet also features the new PLS (Plane to line switching) technology based display. This technology allows the screen to display better colours, contrast and even wider screen viewing angles than the existing IPS technology based displays. The 7 inch display features a capacitive touch and a 1204 x 600 pixel native resolution.
On top of this, you get SIM calling functionality. Also, since it is lightweight, it is easy to carry the tablet along. Sulekha.com is offering the tablet for Rs 17,999 while the average price for this tablet is Rs 18,999.
Micromax Funtab Talk (Rs 7199)
Micromax has recently launched this low-cost tablet with voice calling and GPRS but without 3G support. Given the low penetration of third generation telecom services in the country, absence of 3G thus seems not that important. However, one can connect dongle for 3G connectivity.
Micromax Funbook Talk P350 runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS which is backed by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. It has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display. Users can watch full 1080p HD videos on the device. Other features include a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera, USB connectivity, dual Mali-4002D/3D graphic processor, and 32 GB of expandable memory.
Saholic.com is offering the tablet for Rs 7,199 while its market price is Rs 7,500.
iBall Slide 3G 7334 (Rs 10,199)
India based iBall very recently launched this 7 inch tablet which is happens to be the first tablet to have dual SIM feature. It is in that sense a very attractive preposition for those who use multiple SIM cards. Moreover, both the SIMs in the tablet support 3G connection while normally in phones only one slot supports 3G while the other works on 2G.
Based on Android 4.0, the tablet also comes with built-in FM Transmitter (you can create your own FM station in a very small area like home or car) which is again a first for a tablet in India.
The tablet runs on Cortex A9 1GHz processor. The tablet has a 2 megapixel camera at both front and back. The 7 inch multi-touch capacitive screen of the tablet comes with a healthy 1024×600 resolution. There is also built-in GPS and AGPS which makes it a great car accessory especially with the addition of FM transmitter.
The tablet also has Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, micro SD card slot and HDMI port as additional connectivity options.
The tablet is priced at Rs 10,999 while Naptol.com is offering it for Rs 10,199.
Zync Z1000 (Rs 9,990)
While there are numerous 10 inch tablets out there but this one is probably the only one with SIM calling in this category. The Zync Z1000 currently runs on Android 4.0 out of the box but, according to the company, will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade in the future. The tablet also houses 9.7-inch IPS panel display with a healthy 1024x768p resolution and 1.5GHz Cortex A8 processor coupled with 1 GB RAM.
Zync Z1000 comes with in-built 3G support with voice calling too. Besides, there is a 0.3 megapixel front camera, 2 megapixel rear camera, 8 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32 GB, a SIM card slot, mini HDMI port and two micro USB ports.
There is a 7000 mAh battery at core in this tablet. Additionally, the company is also offering freebies worth Rs 1,350 which include a lycra pouch, screen protector, pair of earphones and 1 month subscription for BigFlix. The company also offers pick and drop facility in case of any fault for one year (warranty period).
Homeshop18.com is offering Rs 1000 cash back on the tablet which will cost Rs 9,999 to the users.
Penta T-Pad WS703C (Rs 6,899)
Pantel Technologies’ Penta T-Pad WS703C comes with a SIM slot and allows users to make voice calls. Moreover, the tablet is available with bundled offer form Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
BSNL is offering 4 GB of 2G data for Rs 125 and 2 GB of 3G data free for Rs 150, both valid for 60 days, to the consumers at the time of purchase of the Penta T-Pad tablet.
Penta T-Pad WS703C runs on Android 2.3 and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor. It has 4 GB of internal storage, 512 MB of RAM, inbuilt 2G SIM slot and also is compatible with 3G dongles. Apart from that this model includes features like dual camera, HDMI port, mini USB port and a TF Card slot for storage expandability of up to 32 GB.
The tablet is priced at Rs 6999 and is available at only Rs 100 discount from Snapdeal.com but since it gets a good deal from BSNL we included it here.