Karbonn, an electronics company based in India, has teamed up with Innominds to release a new tablet called the Agnee. The Agnee is slated to hit the market before the Diwali, which happens around mid-October. Neither its price, however, nor its exact date of release has been revealed.
The Agnee Tablet boasts of a QTI Reference Design (QRD) that uses QTI’s Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7x27A CPU. According to Karbonn and Innominds, it is the “first made in India 3G tablet based on QRD.” Notes Dr. Avneesh Agrawal, the SVP and President of Qualcomm India and South Asia, “Qualcomm is committed to making 3G an affordable offering and continues to play the role of technology enabler and innovator, in concert with our ecosystem suppliers, to ensure that the benefits of 3G touch the lives of those throughout India.”
Among the key specifications of the Agnee tablet is a display spanning 7 inches diagonally, with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It likewise supports 3G HSPA with voice calling. Fuelling the tablet is a 4000 mAh Lithium polymer battery. Under the hood, it furthermore packs 512MB RAM. Its operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Also onboard is an HDMI output port, enabling users to connect the device to a larger display, such as an HDTV. The tablet is moreover expected to carry the iCare content platform, which facilitates collaborations between teachers and students.
The Agnee will also feature localized content and apps to make the tablet more appealing for the local market. The apps available will be a mix of free and paid apps, and cover entertainment, education, and reference, among others. Among all the tablets made by Indian companies, this tablet is also said to be the first one to support 22 Indian languages.
Apart from the Agnee, Karbonn is also scheduled to release two other tablets similar to this one within the next few weeks.