Flipkart launches 7-inch calling tablet at Rs 9,999

The tablet will also come with offers worth Rs 5,000 for those using Flipkart apps to shop on the device.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2014 9:55 am
Flipkart VP retail Michael Adnani and senior director, retail, Pradeep Doble, at Digiflip Pro XT 712 launch. Flipkart VP retail Michael Adnani and senior director, retail, Pradeep Doble, at Digiflip Pro XT 712 launch.

To counter the 30-odd global names and budget-friendly local brands in the tablet market, Flipkart launched Digiflip Pro XT 712 on Thursday, likely to pack specs that don’t really correspond to its Rs 9,999 price tag.

The seven-inch tablet comes with a metal body and has a thickness of just 9.2 mm. The tablet weighs just 285 grams and is 10 per cent thinner than others tablets in the class.

The 3G dual-SIM tablet, will be powered by 1.3 Ghz quad core MediaTek processor with 1 GB Ram. The 16 GB internal memory can be expanded to 32 GB and will run Android Jelly Bean.

The tablet will also come with offers worth Rs 5,000 for those using Flipkart apps to shop on the device. There will be a Bluetooth earpiece free with the tablet as well as a 50 per cent discount on the cover. The company claimed the total benefits will add up to Rs 9,000.

Michael Adnani, vice-president retail at Flipkart, said this is not just another tablet. “We see a gap in the market and being a marketplace it was our duty to respond,” he said.

“We are already a destination for tablets and stand by this product completely. I can assure you there is absolutely no risk in buying the device even if you are not touching it before making the decision,” he explained. Flipkart is offering a one-year warranty on the tablet.

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