Everyone wants a piece of the mobile market in India, even networking equipment manufacturer D-Link as it has launched its very first Android tablet, the D100. The new release is aimed at the affordable segment, but its price tag which is north of Rs 13000 makes it less appealing of a pick given its mediocre offerings.
The D-Link D100 isn’t all that attractive either as it offers a simple design and clearly looks to be an off the shelf rebranded Chinese tablet. The main highlight of the device is that it has voice calling support and 3G data access, making it a good companion for users constantly on the move. However, there are many similar tablets in the market and most of them are available for much cheaper.
Good examples of such devices would be the Asus FonePad 7, Lenovo’s Tab 2 series and Micromax Canvas Breeze Tab P660 to name a few. The D-Link tablet offers an IPS LCD touchscreen of 7.85 inches wide with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution and it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with no word of an update to Lollipop.
The D100 has a 1.3GHz quad core processor delivering the steam and there’s a mere 1GB of RAM accompanying it. Storage provisions are a bit better with 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot. The company has also included USB OTG support for connecting external devices.
Here’s a quick overview of the D-Link D100’s specs:
– 1.3GHz quad core processor
– 7.85-inch 1280 x 768 pixel LCD
– 1GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage
– HSPA+ data access w/ voice calling
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 4000mAh battery
– 2MP front camera, 5MP rear snapper
Ecommerce websites such as Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon and eBay are currently offering the D-Link D100, but there’s no word on whether the tablet will be available through local retail stores.