Indian company HCL released a whole bunch of affordable Android tablets today, starting with the ME U2, ME V1 and the ME Y3, which are priced at Rs 6999, Rs 7999 and Rs 11,999 respectively.
The HCL ME U2 features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, Mali-400 GPU, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 4GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, 7 inch WVGA display, VGA front camera, and a 3000 mAh battery powering Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unlike earlier HCL tablets, this also has the Google Play Store pre-installed.
Then there’s the HCL ME V1 which features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 4GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, 7 inch display at WVGA resolution, VGA front camera, 2 megapixel rear camera, 3G support using a dongle, voice calling capabilities, and a 3200 mAh battery powering Android 4.0. Apparently this will have HCL’s ME App store instead of the Google Play store though.
And lastly, there’s the HCL ME Y3 which features dual-SIM support, a 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, 7 inch WSVGA display, VGA front camera, 3.2 megapixel rear camera, 3G and HSUPA network support with a simcard, and Android 4.0 without the Google Play Store.
[toggle_content title="Press Release" class=""]HCL Infosystems launches latest range of HCL ME Tabs with its new brand ambassador, Unmukt Chand
Three New Tablets with Added Features in its respective Categories
• Unmukt Chand signed on as the brand ambassador to endorse HCL ME Tab range
• Three new tablets – HCL ME U2, HCL ME V1 and HCL ME Y3
• Introduces HCL Infosystems’ first Phablet – the V1
• New ME Tablets Loaded with Features and offers – Google Play, 3G Video-calling, Voice-calling, Dual-SIM, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot, Cleartrip Travel Voucher, MyEduWorld offer(1+1), free subscription for Magzter -Digital Magazine Store and more…
New Delhi, 05 February 2013: HCL Infosystems Ltd. India’s Premier Services and ICT Systems Integration, Distribution and Hardware Company today announced Unmukt Chand as the brand ambassador for its HCL ME Tab range. Unmukt unveiled the latest range of HCL ME tablets which are available at very competitive prices with unbeatable features – HCL ME U2 – INR 5,999, HCL ME V1 – INR 7,999 and HCL ME Y3 – INR 11,999. Unmukt gained fame as the U-19 Indian cricket team skipper who led the team to victory in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2012.
Unmukt as a part of this engagement will endorse HCLI’s Mobility products across various platforms and will also feature in upcoming multimedia ad campaigns. The new HCL ME tablets unveiled by Unmukt have been designed keeping students and young professionals in mind.
Mr. Gautam Advani, Global Head, Mobility Business Unit, HCL Infosystems Ltd. said, “We’re very delighted to have Unmukt Chand as our brand ambassador for our ME Tablet brand. Unmukt’s exuberance and passion to excel is an apt personification of our brand. Like Unmukt, the ME Tab brand is young, focussed and raring to go. Our tablets have created a substantial space of its own in the market in a short span of time and we have received great response from our customers. With the launch of the new range we are aiming at strengthening our portfolio in the Phablet category as well. V1 which is a robust 2G calling phablet and Y3, a dual-SIM, dual stand-by 3G model will enable us to capture the calling segment in the market. ME Tablets enables the youth of today to realize more out of life. The brand’s core values of novelty, passion and excitement will further be amplified by Unmukt’s association and will help us take the brand to the next level.”
Unmukt Chand commenting on the occasion said, “I am very happy to be associated with HCL Infosystems. It’s truly a moment of pride for me to be a part of a brand that is committed to bringing a positive change in the life of the youth of today as well as being a huge enabler for their aspirations. HCL tablets are stylish, feature-rich, user friendly and will help the consumers get more from the gadget and their life. I look forward to a very fruitful relationship with the HCL ME Tab brand and the team.”
HCL ME Y3 is the best available device in its price range. As compared to similar tablets the Y3 scores not only on the price but also provides for better features such as 1 Ghz Cortex A9 CPU for a faster experience, Built-in GPS & FM Radio and a mini HDMI Port. Also, the HCL Me Y3 has a Dual SIM which none of the closest competitors has.
HCL ME V1, housed in a slim metal ID has features that make it an outright winner against similar tablets available in the Indian market. It is a pure Phablet device with integrated voice receiver and integrated call vibrate option and built in EDGE Data support. It also has a dual camera, built in proximity sensor and 1 GB DDR3 RAM for faster processing. Whether the user wishes to take a call or listen to music, there is no additional accessory needed on the V1. It also has a robust 3200 mAH Li-Po Battery and supports up to 11 3G USB dongles.
The HCL ME U2 also outplays its nearest competitors with many first time features in its category such as a 1 Ghz Cortex A9, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, Full HD, support up to 16 external dongles and mini HDMI.
Some of the apps that comes pre-loaded with the new range of HCL ME Tabs are Big-Flix, Cleartrip, LinkedIn, NimBuzz, Twitter and Facebook. Also as an introductory offer HCL Infosystems offers MyEduWorld 1+1(Buy 1 Year Content & get next year content free; MyEduWorld will be available in the new range of ME Tablets from April 2013 onwards), Cleartrip Travel Voucher—worth Rs. 2500 and Magzter-Digital Magazine Store-One Month Subscription to Digital Magazine’s such as India Today, Filmfare, Cricket Today and much more.
The HCL ME tablets will be supported by an integrated back up service – HCL Touch, a 24X7 one touch service facility. As of now the tablets are available in select cities and will be available across the country by February 2013 onwards.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems Ltd. with revenue (LTM) of US$ 1.9 Billion (Rs 10,486 crores) is India’s Premier Technology Company and offers a wide spectrum of IT Services and Products ranging from Cloud to Learning Solutions. As a complete IT solutions provider the company offers comprehensive offerings in Enterprise Application Services, IT Infrastructure Managed Services, System Integration, Office Automation Products and Services, Distribution and Support Services. The company operates in both the Consumer and the Enterprise space – offering the latest mobility products and operating in verticals like BFSI, Telecom, and Healthcare respectively.
HCL Care, the support and service division of the company has one of the largest and most extensive service networks across the country and provides end to end support services for various IT, Telecom and Consumer Electronics products.HCL Infosystems has one of the largest distribution network of digital lifestyle global brands and an unparalleled robust service network in the country including Tier 2 and 3 cities. Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services (DDMS), a 100% subsidiary of HCL Infosystems focuses on multi brand distribution and offers value added distribution for its partners including strategic consulting services, last mile connect and support in marketing and promotions. HCL Learning a division of the company covers the entire spectrum of education and training requirements across schools, colleges, individuals and enterprises and offers rich learning solutions across these segments. HCL Infosystems MEA (Middle East and Africa), a fully owned subsidiary of HCL Infosystems is part of the emerging markets outreach of the company and focuses on expanding the business in the Middle East and African geographies and provides comprehensive IT solutions to customers across verticals in the region. The company also has robust operations in Singapore with its subsidiary HCL Insys Pte. Ltd. gaining traction in the region with its Enterprise solutions including a strong offering in Infrastructure Managed Services.