Intex i-Buddy Android ICS tablet toddles into India

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Apparently the slimmest 7-inch tablet in India, the Intex i-Buddy claims to be an ‘infotainment device’ which is aimed at the youth and urban professionals. It joins the likes of the Ubislate 7C, Ira Thing 2 and more in the budget-friendly tablet segment in the country.

A successor to the Intex i-Tab, the device measures close to 9mm in thickness and dons a 7-inch capacitive five-point touchscreen on the front panel. Powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM, the Flash-enabled slate binges on the Ice Cream Sandwich platform and allows expanding the memory by up to 32GB. Moreover, it has been blessed with a front-facing camera to facilitate video conferencing and can run on 3G networks with the assistance of a USB dongle.

“South is one of the largest markets for technology products with 26% of India’s mobiles getting sold in South India. It is definitely a potential market for Intex as well. We aim to grow multifold in the southern states,” commented Sanjay Kumar, General Manager – Mobile Business, Intex Technologies.

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“The brisk economic growth in these states, contemporary lifestyles and buying behavior amongst the youth makes it an appropriate destination for offering Intex’s latest android tablet – the i-Buddy – which is the slimmest 7” tablet in India,” added Kumar.

This multimedia-ready slab is loaded with apps and games like Office Suite, Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds amongst others. It is compatible with GPRS as well as Wi-Fi and can cough up the juice for close to 3 hours. The pre-installed Team viewer permits users to manage the tablet remotely through a PC too.

The champagne colored Intex i-Buddy price is Rs. 6,490. It will initially be rolled out in South India followed by the rest of the country.