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In India, there's a tablet for everyone

The interest in tablet PCs has gripped the price conscious Indian market with manufacturers leveraging personalities to sell cost-efficient, under powered and crappy tablets.
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By Manan Kakkar, Contributor on
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Tablet for the spiritual

If you're spiritual and a follower of Sri Sri Ravishankar, his organization partnered with Chennai based OEM EAFT to come up with the Android 2.3 based tablet. The tablet comes bundled with content from Art of Living. It costs ~$340.

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Tablet for women

You're a working professional and a woman? Well, here's a tablet PC just for you! You can put it in handbags and it has apps tailored for you. Or so they advertise. The 3G enabled Android 2.3 tablet called TabTop comes from Milagrow Humantech.

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Tablet for school kids

Tablet PCs in education is a huge market, competing with the Indian government's cheap Aakash tablet are several players, one of them being HCL's MyEdu Tab. With content from India's National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), there are tablets for Kindergarten to 12th grade students.

Surprisingly, HCL isn't the only company targeting this age-group. Ispan Infotech has a tablet for children in the 3 to 8 age-group.

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Tablet for the College

HCL did not stop at doing tablets for K-12 kids, they decided to do one for higher education as well. Under the same HCL MyEdu Tab brand, the X1 is targeted at users who have finished school but are still studying.

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Tablet for the health and fitness conscious

Where do I even begin. I mean, really. A tablet for fitness enthusiasts?! Delhi based Go Tech has a tablet called the Funtab Fit which comes with just one fitness related application. The app sound very interesting for India but buying a horrible tablet for that, makes absolutely no sense.

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The superhero tablet

Superstar Shahrukh Khan went all-out for his superhero movie Ra.One's promotion. In addition to mobile apps, there was a movie-branded tablet PC. South Indian superstar Rajnikanth's upcoming movie will have their own mobile phones and tablets.

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