The Karbonn Smart Tab TA-Fone A34 Kommunicate which was launched yesterday in the company’s Smart tab series goes on sale from today onwards. The device can be purchased online for Rs.7,290 on Infibeam.
The TA-Fone A34 is a voice calling enabled tablet on the 7-inch screen segment. It has the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which can be a dampener as 2G voice calling devices such as BSNL Penta T-Pad WS707C are available in the market with the 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. However, it is a dual SIM device with 3G and WI-Fi connectivity option as well, the 3G connectivity is not inbuilt and can be enjoyed over the SIM. The device is powered by 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB ROM, which are quite adequate for smooth operation while playing games or surfing the internet. Also, there is a SD card slot provided for memory expansion. The device has 2MP rear and front cameras. The device gets fueled by a 3000mAh battery.
There are other dual SIM devices as well such as the Penta T-Pad WS708C and the Swipe Halo Value Tablet which have the Android Jelly Bean OS. We hope, Karbonn at least provides a Jelly Bean upgrade option with the device.
Dual SIM tablets seem to be picking pace in the budget tablet market, also since they come with voice calling, SMSing and other mobile phone features integrated as well, they are being accepted by customers as a good alternative for a smartphone. The company had also launched the Karbonn Smart Tab TA-Fone A37 Kommunicate yesterday, however there is no news of its impending release in the market, we can probably expect it to arrive within this week.