Micromax has added another device to its Funbook collection of tablets with its latest budget Android offering, Funbook Talk. The Funbook Talk comes preloaded with Android 4.0 aka Ice cream sandwich and sports a 17.7-cm (7-inch) capacitive TFT LCD display with 800×480 pixel resolution. The tablet is powered by a 1 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM.
As the name suggests, the tablet doubles up as a phone, thanks to built-in voice calling and 2G connectivity support. This is the first tablet from the company to do so, with earlier Funbook tablets supporting 3G via USB dongles. It also has a mini HDMI port.
The tablet features a VGA front camera and comes with a 2800mAh battery, claiming up to 5 hours of talk time. The Talk has 4 GB internal storage with expansion options up to 32 GB via microSD card support. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and 3G dongle support via USB 2.0.
Funbook Talk features a host of apps for media, education and social networking. The tablet supports a variety of audio and video formats and also has a TV mode for streaming live television. Educational apps on the device offer study material for primary classes as well as papers for Medical, Engineering and MBA exams. There are video tutorials too.
The previous 17.7-cm (7-inch) tablets from Micromax in the Funbook series include the original Funbook, which was launched in April, then came Funbook Alpha and the more recent Funbook Infinity. The company also has a 10.1-inch tablet in the series called the Funbook Pro.
So, the Micromax juggernaut rolls on and there seems no stopping this smart device brand. First, came the Micromax Super-phone range and mind you there is no denying of that recognition. Funbook and Funbook Pro have been received rather appreciably, keeping in mind the price point and product.