Sunday, July 24, 2011

G'Five launches sub Rs 3K phones, tablet coming in Sept

Mobile handset maker G'Five said it plans to introduce a tablet computer in India in the next two months to capture a share in the burgeoning market in the country.

It also launched four new mobile handsets, priced between Rs 2,500-3,000 in the multimedia and gaming category.

Tablet computer, though similar in size, works like a normal computer. The company had earlier announced that it would introduce its Android and Windows software based tablet computers, priced below Rs 10,000, by the end of June.

"Technology is changing so fast that we wanted to make sure we bring out the right product for the market. We are now looking at bringing in two tablet devices in the next two months, within Rs 10,000," Kingtech Electronics India Managing Director Arshit Pathak told reporters here.

Kingtech Electronics is fully owned Indian subsidiary of G'Five International.

The company is looking at introducing products with Android platform in the 10.1-inch HD display category. Its competitors in India would include the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, Blackberry Playbook, Apple iPad, Motorola's Xoom and HTC 'Flyer'.

While the bigger brands are selling their tablets at prices starting above Rs 25,000, the Indian brands are looking at introducing their devices at much lower price points.

"Since we are targetting the mass market, pricing becomes a very important factor," Pathak said.

Since the launch of Apple iPad, the tablet market is witnessing huge competition, with new contenders launching their devices.

According to analysts, sales in the tablet PC segment in India are expected to touch one million units over the next 12 months.