July 31, 2012 -- MIPS Technologies, Inc., together with Ingenic Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, and Karbonn Mobiles, a mobile brand and provider of attractively priced multimedia phones in India, today announced availability in India of the lowest-cost Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" tablet.
The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet, which leverages the ultra low-power MIPS-Based JZ4770 SOC from Ingenic, is available now to consumers in India. Priced at Rs. 6999 (approximately $125 US), the tablet will be available via the Karbonn website, as well as numerous online portals and retail outlets in India such as Reliance Digital and Walmart.
The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet was first introduced in early July with the Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system. An upgrade to Android 4.1 will be available to customers who purchased this earlier version of the tablet.
"With its unmatched combination of high performance and ultra-low power consumption, the MIPS-based Ingenic SOC was a natural choice for our new tablet. Long battery life, leading-edge features and a wealth of local content make the Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet an ideal product for the Indian market," said Pradeep Jain, Managing Director, Karbonn Mobiles. "Building on our success with mobile handsets in India, Karbonn is pleased to be a leader in bringing an Android 4.1 tablet to market, and the first company in the world to offer an Android 4.1 tablet at such an affordable price point."
"This new tablet demonstrates continued adoption of our cost-effective JZ4770 SOC in mobile devices. The JZ4770 leverages the simplicity and elegance of the MIPS architecture, and features extremely low power consumption, 1.2-GHz performance, and a high level of functional integration. Millions of tablets are already shipping around the globe based on our design, and we anticipate increasing success as more and more companies recognize the differentiation our solution can enable," said Qiang Liu, chairman and CEO of Ingenic Semiconductor.
To learn more about the Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet, including features and availability, visit Karbonn Mobiles.
Posted by John Miklosz
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