iBall launched its Cuddle tablet which is 4G enabled recently in India. The device comes priced at Rs 9,999 (about $150 USD) and it features a dual 4G SIM support. The 4G SIM support is still the main highlight of the device and its sleek look also mixes well with the software feel. The tablet also supports video calling and it has the ability to download anything at the speed of 150Mbps. Coming days before the CES 2016, this tablet is sure to make a mark at the event, and with these sleek features, many customers won’t find it hard making the change.
The company also boasted that the device has the ability to run on 21 regional languages depending on the language the user speaks. The company stated that iBall Slide Cuddle 4G can support languages like Assamese, Begali, Bobo, Dogri, Gujaarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Hindi, Maithili, Manipuri, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjadi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Sindhi, Santali and also Telugu. These languages don’t include the English language which originally comes with the tablet.
The iBall Slide Cuddle 4G gives you the opportunity to use one regular SIM card and one Micro-SIM card, making it easy for users with the different sizes of SIM cards to enjoy the device without having to cut and reshape most of the SIMs they use.
The tablet also sports a 6.95-inch display with a screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels; it comes powered by a quad-core processor which is clocked at 1 GHz. The tablet also features a 2 GB RAM, its internal maximum storage space is 16 GB but there is an expansion slot for all who may want to expand the memory with a microSD card of up to 64 GB.
The device is also packed with Android Lollipop 5.1 OS and it also features a rear autofocus camera with LED flash that is clocked at 8MP while its front-facing camera is 5MP. Still on the camera, the 8MP rear camera can shoot in full HD and some of its other outstanding camera modes are the panorama, macro, live photo, motion track and also face beauty. Talking of its connectivity features, the device supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS, Micro-USB and USB OTG. The device also shells a 4000 mAh li-po battery that can give over 30 hours run time.
If the features and specs of this device are all added together, we may say iBall has really done well in putting its device in the 10k range as many of the tablets or even android devices with half these features cost a lot more than the 10k price tag stamped on this.
In the first quarter of 2015, iBall was said to be leading the Indian tablet market and it was also a major competitor in the Chinese tablet market. It beat the likes of Samsung, MicroMax and Xiaomi by topping the chart with a 14.9% share of the tablet market. The company could be aiming to achieve a similar feat by releasing a tablet early in the year, so we just have to wait and see how the completion continues.