This post, by no means, is a comparison between the Aakash and Micromax Funbook, because that will be comparing chalk with cheese; no need to say that which one of the two is cheese in this case. After the sudden and painful demise of Aakash- the brain child of the government of India- the need of a education centric tablet pc was felt by all. The search seems to be ending with the emergence of the Funbook in the market. We will try to find out what the Micromax Funbook is all about.
I would like to take you on a walk in the hardware section of the tablet. The machine comes preloaded with 1.2GHz Cortex A8 dual core processor, which is well complimented by a 512MB RAM. The machine has a 4GB internal storage capacity, which can be furthered till 32GB via microSD card. In the display column it has a screen of 7 inches, which happens to be a TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 800x480p; the screen supports 16M colors.
Unlike the Aakash, Micromax Funbook does sport a front camera of 0.3MP, which captures crystal clear pics and allows the users to video chat the 21st century way. Battery of the Funbook is not as exciting as it should be, it is a Li-Ion 2800mAh, which gives you a work time of around 5 hours.
Now, going towards the software section, we find that the Funbook has latest and the best Android till date, the IceCream Sandwich 4.0 onboard. For the avid net users the tablet comes bundled with Tata Photon Plus 3G dongle.
Then in the multimedia section of the tablet there is a music player, which supports MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, FLAC, APE, 3GP, and WAV. There is also a video player that supports almost all the formats. There is a picture viewer too. In the connectivity segment it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, and, of course, USB 2.0, it can connect to the 3G network via a 3G dongle.
The tablet comes in two colors: Slate Grey and Midnight Black. As far as the pricing of the tablet is concerned, it has been given a price tag of 7999 INR; but you can get a 19% off on the machine if you buy it online from Saholic.com.
This tablet is surely going to impact the market with its Edutainment values. And yes, Micromax Funbook is a complete made in India product. Check it out.