Little confused with the tablet deluge coming your way? I can’t help but make matters worse for you. We got one more Android tablet. MTS 1055 is an Android 2.3 powered tablet from MTS which is rumored to be priced at Rs. 8000. MTS 1055 Tablet competes in the highly competitive price range of 8K-14K.
We have seen at least a dozen tablets launched in a fortnight, in this price range including the popular Reliance 3G Tab, Beetel Magiq and Mercury mTab. Will MTS 1055 make the cut? Let’s see what’s under the hood.
MTS 1055 Specifications
MTS 1055 comes with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen with a WVGA 800×480 pixel resolution, Qualcomm processor, 3 megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS. MTS 1055’s memory can be expanded up to 32 GB. It is powered by 3400 mAh battery. The tablet also has a FM receiver and can make voice calls.
MTS 1055 will be available by end of this year. What we have to check now is if we can still remember MTS 1055 in December, 2011.
Should I buy one?
From the specifications above, MTS 1055 has all that is needed from a tablet. Does that mean I should buy one? Tablet scene in India is exploding. From cheap Chinese fakes to expensive iPads and HTC Flyer’s, manufacturers are launching tablets left right and center. This is certainly an exciting time for mobile market in general and tablet market in particular.
Along with the excitement, there is a big element of confusion too. Given this confusion and uncertainty, unless you absolutely want a tablet, I recommend putting off your tablet purchase at least till the market matures.
Tablet market is less than 2 years old and by any stretch of imagination, this is still a very nascent market. A lot of manufacturers are still experimenting with their products and product designs. Apart from the roaring success of iPad, nobody really knows what sticks. Though mimicking iPad is an option worth exploring, many manufacturers haven’t found much success with that and are continuing to experiment. Ironically, bowing to the market pressures, manufacturers are not using internal focused groups to cull their bad designs but trying it out in the wild. Right now, you, the consumer, is a test bed for a lot of tablets out there.
2011 is certainly the year of tablets, but it is also the year of young, rather premature, tablets. If we need mature and evolved products then 2012 holds a lot of promise.