Wishtel’s Ira Thing 2 Tablet Review: Affordable Android 4.0 Tablet for Rs 6,500
Wishtel has expanded its tablet portfolio by launching its another tablet computer in the Indian tablet market just for Rs. 6,500. This low cost Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based tablet has been named as Ira Thing 2 that has received some great features as compared to the price. Read the following Ira Thing 2 review to know about the specs and features of this affordable device.
Wishtel has targeted the low cost segment where many Indian consumers wish to use the latest technology, but fails due to the high price. If not Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung, at least consumers will be able to explore Google’s latest Android Version 4.0 ICS operating system in a moderate performance tablet. The device looks decent and does not boast much of the premium quality material. Still it boasts a 7-inch capacitive LCD display that will serve user’s needs very easily. We hope that the multitouch display of Ira Thing 2 will response smoothly and quickly. The device comes in a variety of fancy looking body colors such as red, blue, yellow, white, pink, and black. Due to the attractive colors on the surrounded panel, the device gets funcky looks. There is a camera installed at the front of the device that caters to the need of video conferencing from anywhere in the world.
The tablet measures 192 mm by 121 mm by 11 mm in dimensions and weighs 400 grams including the battery. The display color is rated at WVGA and the screen gets TFT Liquid Crystal Capacitive touchscreen feature. Users will enjoy up to five points touch over the display and there is 4-dimensional gravity sensor.
Software and Other Features :
The manufacturer Wishtel has loaded those tablet computer with Android 4.0 ICS operating system that gives access to the Android Market and loads of other applications. Users will simply enjoy downloading and using apps and ebooks of their choices. Ira Thing 2 comes with 4 GB internal memory space which can be further expanded up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card slot and 512 MB RAM. To run this device, Wishtel has incorporated a powerful 1.5GHz processor. So, you can run more than one programs at a time without worrying about the device getting hanged or performing slow.
One of the best thing about this device is that the manufacturer is offering an Indian language keyboard that supports total 14 Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, and Kannada. So the users will not have to worry about typing in English language. Even illiterate people or those who are not very comfortable with the English language gets great opportunity to use a tablet in their own language.
Wishtel’s Ira Thing 2 is offered with pre-loaded features such as some TV and e-news apps that let the users to explore total 120 channels and 55 different newspapers on the device itself. So, the other problem of waiting for the newspaper to reach at your door step or the news to start in your TV ends here. You can anytime, switch on this device and check out the news on your own way.
The tablet also lets you insert a GSM SIM through which you can get the experience of browsing and downloading. When it comes to messaging, the Ira Thing 2 tablet does not provide SMS, MMS or Push Mail. So, users will have to face disappointment in lots of things. At least, it is a relief that emails are accessible.
Some of the features that this device includes are Rediff Mail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Google Talk, Hotmail, Outlook Express, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Word, PDF, Adobe Flash Player, Webpage, and Skype. Apart from this, Android Application, Document Viewer/Editor, Sports, News, E-Book Reader, Shopping, Banking, Weather, Stocks, and much more.
The tablet is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera that provides a resolution of 1280 by 1028 pixels, which is a good news. You can click par images during day from this camera, but forget about clicking during dark condition as there is a lack of flash and the sensor is too less to provide clarity. The camera also enables the users to shoot videos on MP4, MKV, AVI, and 3GP formats. If not anything, you can simply make yourself feel comfortable by accessing the digital zoom, 1080p video recording and photo viewer.
Connectivity and Entertainment :
USB port is provided to connect this device with other computer or gadget. Other than this, you get Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. For entertainment, the manufacturer has offered MP3, WMAm WAV, AC3, AAC+, and RA music player formats. There is no loudspeaker or 3G network. So, paying Rs, 6,500 will still make users negative. QWERTY keypad is available to type the text on screen. If not anything, at least users will get a sigh of relief since GPS with A-GPS support is provided in this device. Google Maps are also offered which are the current demands of many users. For those who like games can enjoy playing Angry Birds, Temple Run and other games. The device comes integrated with Adobe Flash Player. TV-out is also available.
This recently launched tablet houses a powerful 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery that can give a battery backup of around 4-5 hours.
There aren’t much features like the moderate to high-end devices get, but still at Rs. 6,500 this is not a bad deal. Users get access to Android Application, games, Google access, and much more. With this, you also get Wi-Fi and 3G Dongle support which you will definitely enjoy.
Ira Thing 2 Quick Specs :
- 7-inch TFT Capacitive display
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
- 1.5 GHz ARM 11 Cortex 8 processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB memory, expandable up to 32 GB
- Wi-Fi and 3G Dongle support
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- GPS with A-GPS
- USB port
- 3000 mAh li-ion battery
- Accessories – Tablet, Stereo Earphone, USB Cable, Power Adapter, Protective Pouch, and User Manual