Another day, another budget-friendly tablet announcement for our Indian audience. Joining the party this time is Pantel Technologies, who has, in collaboration with BSNL, released a slew of budget devices making up its Penta T-Pad series. This time around the advantages of the collaboration, which included discounted voice and data packages, seem to be missing. But the Penta T-Pad WS707C has other advantages over its competitors, which should make it a good buy.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Penta T-Pad WS707C:
- 7-inch capacitive display with 1024 x 600 resolution
- 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
- Mali 400 3D Accelerator GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
- 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
- Voice-calling (2G) support via in-built SIM card slot, 3G support via external dongle
- 3,000mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box
The hardware is pretty standard fare for a device at this price range. So what makes the Penta T-Pad WS707C stand out in the crowd? First and foremost is the 3D graphics support. 3D goggles are included on purchase of the device (at least for now, as an introductory offer), for viewing 3D movies, along with access to a ton of 3D games from the Google Play Store ,as well as the Penta Application Suite.
Apart from that, the tablet comes with Pantel Technologies All-Port architecture that supports multiple connection options such as USB, HDMI, and a TF card slot. Of course, these connectivity options are available with quite a few other tablets, so I’m not entirely sure why it’s being touted as a feature.
Any sign of special discounts on voice and data packages from BSNL, which have been a huge selling point for Penta T-Pads, is missing, so that is definitely disappointing. That being said, the Penta T-Pad WS707C is a more than decent device, and should definitely be in consideration if 3D is your thing.
The Penta T-Pad WS707C is available from the official Penta eStore for just Rs 7,999 ($154).
What are your thoughts? Would you consider buying the Penta T-Pad WS707C? How important is 3D support for you?