India‘s communications giant Bharti Enterprises had launched a $220 tablet computer named Magiq for domestic market. Reliance Communication also launched a $286 Android tablet before a week ago. Beetel Magiq is an Android 2.2 tablet and incorporates all the high-end attractive features, state of the art designs, and customized applications to attract Indian customers, especially the youth.

Beetel Magiq sports 1 Ghz Snapdragon Processor with external memory support of up to 16 GB, front and rear facing 2 megapixel camera for video call, WVGA touch screen, 3G wireless and Wifi, HDMI Port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is priced 9,999 rupees.

Beetel is having the product manufactured in an undisclosed location abroad to take advantage of economies of scale. The product was designed by Beetel in tandem with Huawei Technologies. Reliance’s tablet, manufactured by Chinese copmany ZTE Telecom, is also a 3G tablet with 7-inch display running on Android 2.3 OS. With 512 MB RAM, it comes with a 4GB SD card and is extendable up to 32 GB.

The Android tablets from Reliance and Beetel will compete with netbooks at the low-end and the more expensive tablets like the iPad from Apple at the high end.

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