Shortly after Simmtronics launched its affordable XPAD X-801 tablet, another Indian manufacturer announced the immediate availability of an Android slate, HCL.
According to AndroidOS, the new HCL Me V1 tablet is available for purchase via major Indian retailers for just Rs 7,790 ($140/€110).
However, the low price of the device is completely justified given its entry-level features. First of all, the Me V1 is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and packs a single-core processor clocked at 1 GHz.
In addition, the slate sports a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 1GB of RAM, 2-megapixel main camera and a 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery that has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
The tablet’s main selling point is the voice calling feature, but the bad news is that the Me V1 does not provide access to Google Play.