Micromax has finally entered the tablet world by launching a tablet named Micromax Funbook. The Micromax Funbook with model number P300 has arrived in the market with a price tag of Rs 6,499. It is one of the cheapest tablets featured with Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Even though it’s a low priced tablet, Micromax has loaded the Funbook with great features. It is available in two colors: slate grey and midnight black. Currently, the tablet is available only in Delhi via Snapdeal portal. Moreover, the Funbook will be available in about fifty cities from next week of April, 2012.
The Funbook is designed for youth and especially for students. With the help of this Funbook, the students can get access to free solutions for their problems related to education. They can also get the study material of any course of C.B.S.E. from 1st to 12th standard by paying Rs 799 only. Above all, Funbook offers one month free subscription of Bigflix movie streaming worth Rs 249 and free TATA Photon 3G dongle with two months free usage (limited to 1 GB). Now let’s take a look on the specifications of the Funbook in detail.
Design and Display
The Funbook looks very attractive with its sleek and trendy style. The device measures 192mm x 122mm x 10mm and weighs around just 350 grams. There exist three physical keys representing Menu, Home and Back keys. Plus, a VGA camera is positioned on the top of the display to support video calling and video chatting. A logo of Micromax is placed at the lower backside of the tablet. The tablet comes with a power button and a volume rocker on the right side. And all the ports including TF card slot, 3.5mm headset jack, Mini-USB, HDMI, charging port are placed at the bottom.
The Funbook has an impressive 7 inch wide capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 pixels of resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9. Like other high-end tablets, the multi-capacitive screen of Funbook also has the feature of Pinch Zoom. With the Pinch Zoom facility, one can easily zoom in or zoom out of the pictures, web browser, videos, etc using your two fingers. However, you will not get clear picture from every angle as its viewing angles are not very much impressive.
Operating System and Processor
The Micromax Funbook P300 is running on Android 4.0 ICS Operating System, the latest version of Google Android platform. The latest Android 4.0 ICS assures an impressive User Interface, easy navigation, faster response and various shortcuts, which helps you to switch from different settings without entering the menu option.
It is powered by a powerful Cortex A8 processor of 1.2GHz capacity coupled with 512 MB of RAM, which has the capability to provide an excellent speed for all types of apps like education apps and games for youngsters. To boost up the performance in multi tasks, the tablet is also supported by a dual Mail 400 2D/3D graphics processor. The tablet offers an internal memory of 4GB NAND Flash storage. You can expand the internal memory up to 32GB with the help of a flash micro SD card.
Battery Life and Camera
Micromax Funbook is backed up with a 2800 mAh battery that enables the users to use the tablet continuously for 5 to 6 hours. For a low budget tablet, the battery life is truly very impressive. The tablet has a 0.3MP front facing camera along with video recording capability to support video chats and Micromax has also pre-loaded Tango chat client on the gadget.
The Funbook offers a wide range of connectivity options like Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5mm jack, HDMI port to connect the tablet with Plasma TV and Larger LCD. It also supports 3G through external USB Dongle. Thus you can surf internet with TATA photon + Data Card for downloading unlimited games from Google Play, apps, watch nonstop videos from youtube and watch your favorite TV shows on LIVE TV feature. Using Adobe Flash Player, users can play all Flash games on the web and facebook games like FarmVille, CityVille and Mafia wars.
The Micromax Funbook is fully loaded with numerous entertainment apps and study materials. Micromax has combined with a number of web publishers like Pearson, Everonn and Vriti to provide good educational content to students. The content includes presentations and HD video classes. To view the content, the students will have to pay around Rs 700. The entertainment apps are delivered by BigFlix, Indiagames and Zynga. Hence, the tablet users will get access to apps related to all the categories like Games, Fun and Education. Other than these apps, the users can also enjoy other apps like Google Play, Google Maps, Read/Edit the documents and Adobe PDF.
If you want to buy this affordable tablet loaded with amazing set of features in India, then follow the steps given below:
- Visit the official site of Micromax funbook.
- Click on “Buy Now” button.
- A popup will be displayed where you have to select your product color and payment option. You can also select your exclusive Interactive Study Material, however it is an optional case you can select them later too.
- Press on “Continue” button and give your email address.
- Enter shipping address by giving name, address, landmark, state, city, country, pin code and mobile number. Then again click on “Continue” button.
- Select the Payment option from different options available like Debit card, Credit card, Mobile payment, Cash card and Net banking. You can pay the cash on delivery but you have to pay Rs 500 online.
- Finally click on “Continue” button.
- Subsequently, you will receive a reference number.
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