Thursday, July 26, 2012

After Lamborghini, Hyundai plans to enter Mobile World by launching Android 4.0 ICS Tablets

South Korean company Hyundai is all set to launch its Android based tablet range in Russia.It seems that Lamborghini isn’t the only car manufacturer interested in expanding its business to mobile devices.

Hyundai will start production of tablets here with sales expected from September of this year. According to statement of company official, “we are preparing to start sales in September of this year. We have signed a deal of Tekhnotreid firm and looking for other distributors.




Company will bring tablets in different screen size, two tablets with 7 inch screen, one with 9.7 inch and another one with 10.1 inch screen. Tablets will run on Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich OS.

The Hyundai HT-7B is the 7 inch tablet that has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It has a 2 MP camera at the back and a 0.3 MP camera at the front. It will come for $180 and will have an 8 GB internal memory and will be powered by 1 GHz Samsung processor. The other version of this tablet will be equipped with a 3G radio and will have the Navitel navigation software and will retail for $207 approximately.

The 9.7 inch tablet, Hyundai HT-9B will have a 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display. It will be powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor and will have 16 GB internal memory. This device also has a 2 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front facing camera. It will be retailing for around $270.

Finally, the 10.1 inch Android tablet, Hyundai HT-10B will have a display of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Its specifications are similar to that of the 9.7 inch version. It has in-built 3G and will be available for an off-contract price of $311 approximately.

Hyundai is pretty aggressive and it aims to sell over 200,000 tablets in Russia in this year alone. In the coming three years, it is planning to grow to 7% to 8%. Tablets could cost from $213 to $365.

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