China’s G’Five to launch 3G tablets at Rs.10,000 by June-end

May 24th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Chinese mobile handset maker G’Five Mobiles Tuesday said it will launch its range of third generation (3G) enabled Android and Windows based tablet computing device in India for less than Rs.10,000 by June-end.

“G’Five plans to launch its range of tablet computing devices in Indian market by the end of this business quarter which is end of Jun, 2011. Our business philosophy is to make technology affordable to the common people,” Arshit Pathak, managing director of Kingtech Electronics India Private Ltd, a group company of G’Five International, told IANS.

“Both the Android and Windows-based tablet computing devices shall be launched in India. The two android models shall be introduced in sizes of 7 inches and 10 inches. The Windows model shall be 10 inches in size. These shall be WiFi and 3G powered and the price range will be below Rs.10,000, shattering the price barrier once again,” he added.

Today, the company has presence in 45,000 retail outlets across the country along with over 500 direct service centres across the country.

“G’Five has ambitious plans for launching other consumer electronic products in 2011 as well including tablet computing devices, net books, laptops, music boxes, digital photo frames etc,” the company said in a statement.

It is also seeking more channel partners across the country including tier II and tier III cities part from tying up with retail operators especially large format retail who have chain of stores across the country.

In the recent International Data Corporation (IDC) report - IDC’s India Quarterly Mobile Handsets Tracker, 3Q, 2010, the company was ranked as the second largest selling mobile phone brand in India afer Nokia, replacing Samsung at the second spot.

PC maker Apple recently launched Apple iPad 2 with wi-fi at a starting range of Rs.29,500 for 16 GB model while a wi-fi and 3G enabled one for Rs.36,900 for 16 GB model.

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