Taiwanese handset maker HTC is all geared to bring its tablet – ‘Flyer’ to India in the next few weeks which will add to the tablet war in country where we have already seen Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Dell streak, Blackberry Playbook and the Apple iPad.
“HTC Flyer will be launched shortly, in the next couple of weeks,” HTC Corporation President (South Asia) Lennard Hoornik said.
The seven-inch touch screen tablet from HTC has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has 1GB of RAM and an in-built memory of 16GB and a 5 mega pixel camera. The price range is still not clear however as per the company sources the price will be very competitive.
Blackberry Playbook is also about to launched and is expected to cost in about Rs. 25,000 (basic). Apple iPad is priced at about Rs 29,500 and Samung’s Galaxy Tab is priced around Rs 26,000 are already available in market.
The price of the PlayBook in India could range between Rs 22,000 and Rs 32,000, depending upon its storage capacity, from 16 GB to 64 GB. Globally, PlayBook is available at USD 499, USD 599 and USD 699 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, respectively.
Dell launched the ‘Streak’ last year in India. The competition is only going to be fierce as the battle to supremacy is not only among international brands but local players like Spice and Olive have also launched similar devices at much lower price with some decent features. According to analysts, sales in the tablet PC segment in India are expected to touch one million units over the next 12 months.