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Byond launches Mi-Book Mi7 Tablet at Rs 11,500

New Delhi, Jan 6 (): Pune-based Byond tech has launched Mi-Book Mi7 at a price of Rs. 11,499, which is the seventh tablet in the Mi-Book series.

The special feature of Mi-Book Mi7 is that it has the voice-calling function. The device will be available through online shopping portals like Flipkart and other distributors across the country.

Specifications of Byond Mi-Book Mi7

• 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
• Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system
• 512 MB DDR2 RAM
• 7″ capacitive display with pixel resolution of 600 x 1024
• 2 megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera, supporting 1080p video recording
• 4 GB internal storage (expandable up to 32 GB with micro-SD card slot)
• 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, G-Sensor
• 3200 mAh li-ion battery

The device comes with various pre-installed applications like Facebook, Temple Run, Angry Birds, Adobe Reader and many more. The connectivity options in the tablet include Wi-Fi (with hotspot) and Bluetooth apart from 2G and 3G calling support.

Last year, in October, Byond tech had launched 3D-based Android tablets in various screens sizes with 7-inch, 9-inch and 10-inch screens ranging between Rs. 4,300 and Rs. 11,000. These tablets pertain to the Mi-Book series, which include the Mi1, Mi2, Mi3, Mi5, Mi7 and Mi9.

A week ago, Pune based company entered the phablet category with its 6-inch Phablet PIII. The dual-SIM device comes with Android 4.0, an 8-mp rear camera and a VGA front camera, 1GHz dual-core processor and a 2,500mAh battery. It is priced at Rs.14,999 and is now available across India.

In October 2012, Byond Tech stated that the company has planned to cover 15% tablet market share and sell over 500,000 devices per year.

The tablet maker Byond Tech has to compete with Auxus CoreX2 3G and the Micromax Funbook Talk, which is priced lower than this tablet. In the tablet market, Samsung holds 23.9 percent, followed by Micromax with 15.3 percent. Aakash maker DataWind holds 12.3 percent market share. And the remaining Indian tablet market is shared among more than 130 companies.