Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Motorola launches Xoom tablet in India - Price Starts from Rs.32,900

Motorola Mobility became the latest entrant in India as it launched the Xoom tablet in 3G and Wi-Fi priced at Rs 32,990 and 39,990 respectively on Tuesday.

"Motorola Xoom will delight customers with its ease of use, speed and vivid graphics," Motorola Mobility mobile devices business country head for sales and operations (India and South West Asia) Rajan Chawla said.

The Indian tablet market has heated up over June with more than half-a-dozen handset makers launching their tablets.

Motorola Xoom will compete with the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab , recently launched BlackBerry PlayBook and Chinese manufacturers such as HTC, Huawei and G'Five. Homegrown brands such as Spice and Olive that have launched tablets at competitive price last year may enjoy the first mover advantage over the rest.

Canadian phone maker Research In Motion launched the PlayBook in India last week, which will be available at Rs 27,990 for 16 GB memory, Rs 32,990 for 32GB and Rs 37,990 for 64 GB.

Chinese handset maker HTC plans to launch Flyer at Rs 39,890 in the Indian market. It's competitor G'Five announced a price point of sub Rs 10,000 in May for its tablet that would run on Android and Windows platforms, slated to hit the market by June-end.

Huawei launched the light and slim MediaPad this month and would launch its tablet S7 in India between July and September.

According to the International Data Corporation, sales in the tablet market are expected to increase more than fourfold in the next two years. While sales in the tablet PC segment in India are expected to touch one million units over the next 12 months, say analysts.

Source: Economic Times

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