WishTel has launched a new 10.1-inch ICS tablet in India, called the Ira Comet HD. The company has priced the Ira Comet HD tablet competitively at Rs. 9,999, aggressively countering similarly priced 7-inch tablet offerings from other manufacturers.
The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based Ira Comet HD doesn’t seem to be a slouch under the hood, with Wishtel giving it a 1.2GHz ARM11 Cortex A8 processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of built-in storage. The tablet supports 3G connectivity via USB dongle. The 10.1-inch multi-touch capacitive display has a 800x1,024 pixel resolution. The tablet features stereo speakers as well. It weighs roughly 600 grams, and is 14.5mm thick.
Other features of the Wishtel Ira Comet HD include microSD storage expandability up to 32GB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, USB and HDMI ports, and a large 5,500 mAh battery, that is rated to deliver up to 6 hours of browsing time. Wishtel will be bundling an HDMI cable, WLAN to USB port cable, wireless headphones, and a card reader. A built-in ‘G-sensor’ will provide motion-based gaming features. The Ira Comet HD also has a 2MP rear camera, and a VGA front camera.
Wishtel has also bundled productivity tools onboard, such as a document editor, apart from other communication and entertainment apps. According to the company, over 1,000 hours of educational video content has been bundled, as well as course materials for CBSE, ICSE, IIT - JEE, Medical AIPMT, CAT and GMAT, all of which will be available at a special subscription cost.
Speaking at the launch of the Wishtel Ira Comet 3D, Milind Shah, CEO, WishTel, said: “With the growth in the tablet market and increasing adoption, it is expected to meet the customers demand to fit into their lifestyle with the use of technology. With the launch of Ira Comet HD, we wish to fulfil consumers demand for innovation and smart technology and aim to offer them an ambitious product at a competitive price. We are extremely proud to use 3D Graphics technology in our large screen device to provide our audience with some really breathtaking experiences.”
Wishtel had earlier this year launched three other budget Android tablets, the Ira, Ira Thing, and Ira Thing 2. Also read our comparison between the Ira and the Aakash tablet. Do also check out our coverage of other budget ICS tablets in India.