Micromax is the leading Indian mobile device manufacturer. Its range of budget smartphones and tablets are especially famous amongst the thrifty Indians who like to own gadgets with great features.
The first Funbook tablet launched by Micromax, created a wave in the market for being the first tablet in India to offer Android Jelly Bean operating system. In fact, the price of the tablet was so competitive, it left behind quite a few tablets on the same segment.
The fifth entrant on the Funbook series that was a great innovation by the company was the Funbook Talk. It is a tablet that allows you to make and receive phone calls. Built with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the tablet is available at a very competitive price, as expected from Micromax. This device has some special features for students, with Micromax promoting it as an “edutainment” tool.
The Micromax Funbook Talk has the conventional tablet looks with 192x122x10.5 mm dimensions, weighing 225 grams. The tablet is quite handy, but might be uncomfortable to carry around as a phablet, even though it eliminates the need for additional communication device.
The fifth edition of the hugely successful Funbook series has a 7-inch TFT LCD capacitive display with 800×480 pixel resolution offering 133 ppi pixel density. This can be considered pretty good for a tablet of this range, offering crisp images. It is ideal for playing games and watching videos.
The Funbook Talk is built with a 1.22 GHz Cortex-A8 processor with 512 MB of RAM. The processor and RAM are adequate for fast browsing while multi tasking. It is great for loading games and videos.
The tablet features a 0.3 MP front camera for video calling and offering resolution of 1600×1200 pixels for video recording. The missing rear camera might be a disappointment. However, it looks like this is a cost cutting means for the company to bring out an economic tablet for students.
Micromax is the first company to offer a tablet that comes with built in voice calling and 2g connectivity support. It also supports GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, and HDMI. The tablet also supports 3G dongle connection.
The Funbook Talk comes with 4GB of internal storage with expansion options up to 32GB via micro SD card. It has a non removable 2800mAh Li-Ion battery offering talktime of up to 5 hours.
The company offers paid education packages for students right from kindergarteners to civil service aspirants, medical and engineering students. The company claims that it has the biggest & largest exchange of supplementary course material in India. It also offers video tutorials for students.
The device comes preloaded with applications such as Picasa, YouTube, Document Viewer and Google Play store, which makes it a great device for users from every field.
Micromax Funbook Talk is in direct competition with the BSNL Tablet, Android based Aakash 2 Tablet and HCL U1 Tablet. However, none of these tablets offer the ‘Talk’ option of the Funbook Talk.