Simmtronics has unveiled the XPad tablet series in Dubai today. Simmtronics XPad will fall firmly in the latter category but, being a high-end pixel-pushing machine isn’t the point. The XPad is a highly customizable Android slate designed to be as affordable as possible. The Indian company took the wraps off the product line in Dubai this week, revealing a 7-inch A8-powered machine that puts Ice Cream Sandwich in the palm of your hand for only AED299, or about $81.
The Xpad range comes in 7-inch, 8-inch, 9-inch, 9.7-inch and 10-inch versions, and boasts calling functionality and HD displays. All the tablets run on Android 4.0. The Xpad supports 3G connectivity, 1080p HD video playback, 1GHz CPU and packs 4GB of Nand flash memory for data storage. The storage can be expanded via micro-SD up to 32GB.
According to Middle Eastern technology site ITP, Simmtronics’ Indrajit Sabharwal said that “By launching the XPad in the UAE, we believe in taking the tablet revolution to as many people as possible.”