Domestic handset maker Karbonn will be launching a 3G tablet PC named ‘Karbonn Agnee’ in the country by Diwali this year. This tablet in the sub-Rs 10,000 category will be based on the Qualcomm’s Reference Design (QRD).
Pradeep Jain, Managing Director, Karbonn Mobiles said,”The 3G tablet has been designed and developed in India by Innominds to provide a comprehensive and collaborative platform for students and faculties. Karbonn Agnee is the first 3G tablet based on QRD, which will surely take a step forward in making engaged mobility solutions a reality for the Indian consumers.”
With Karbonn Agnee, the company aims to create a revolution in the tablet market with 3G technology for advanced communication and data usage.Karbonn, which claims to have a 8 per cent share in the smart devices (smartphones and tablet PCs) market in India, is targetting to increase it to 15 per cent by fiscal-end.
According to Mr. Pradeep Jain, currently Karbonn is doing about 70,000 tablet PCs a month, which they expect to take to half a million by March. Also, in the smart devices category, Karbonn expects to have a share of 15 per cent by the same time.
The company has four tablet PCs in its portfolio priced between Rs 5,790 to Rs 7,990. “Qualcomm is committed to making 3G an affordable offering and continues to play the role of technology enabler and innovator, in concert with our ecosystem suppliers, to ensure that the benefits of 3G touch the lives of those throughout India,” Avneesh Agrawal, SVP and President, Qualcomm India & South Asia said.
Karbonn AGNEE, powered by QTI’s 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has a 7 inch screen, HDMI, 3G HSPA, Android ICS OS, and a 4000 mAh Li-Polymer battery. It will be available in 3 versions. While one of these will be available around Diwali in the sub-Rs 10,000 range, the other two will be made available in December. The pricing of the two devices will be announced later.