BSNL Tablet T-PAD IS701R Review


Tablet from Pantel and BSNL, T-Pad IS701R was launched with a great buzz around it. It came as one of the low cost tablet available in the market as a direct rival to another low cost tablet available in the market, Akash.
Initially, an HDMI output was part of the specification but was not included.
1. Cheapest in India - but you get what u paid for
2. Decent build quality and decent screen resolution. Solitary front Camera is ok
3. Despite old ARM11 processor, there is not much of a lag and some multitasking is possible like playing music and browsing. You can play angry birds. Kindle, Aldiko, Adobe PDF, Winamp, Tuneinradio ran flawlessly. Browsing was fast with Dolphin Mini browser. Yahoo messenger worked fine. I could not make video calls with Skype (?) and even voice calls required the headset since the caller's voice was inaudible through built in speakers although the inbuilt mic did its job. Youtube android app did NOT work - got error 400 cannot connect
4. Battery life (Update: turning off wifi from setting's menu and reducing screen brightness to 40% gave me around 3 hours of video playback): average
5. Resistive touch is frustrating especially swipe function. G-sensor is often buggy. Typing was fine
6. The most disappointing aspect of the tablet is the dearth of good connectivity options. On connecting tablet to PC it only gets charged but device is not recognized by PC so you cannot transfer your PC files directly to tablet's internal memory (through mass storage mode) or the micro sd card! What i understand is that you will have to use a microsd adapter / card reader or download files off the net which IMO defeats the entire purpose of a tablet considering that most cheap mobile phone nowadays have this elementary feature
7. All in all - poor touch and poor connectivity drastically reduce the tablet's utility. It might be better than the original Aakash but the forthcoming upgraded Aakash 2 / Ubsilate 7+ promises a full sized USB port and 2G SIM slot apart from the new Cortex A8 processor 
8. Update: i am comfortably using a 4 gb transcend pen drive with the tablet through a mini USB-OTG adapter which i bought from ebay for Rs 150/-. 
9. Sound: built in speakers are sufficient for listening to some music or lectures. However, they sound just ok while playing high quality videos




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All tablets are now pre-orders.

All You Need is Log on to OFFICIAL WEBSITE  http://www.pantel.in/

T-Pad IS701R is Cheapest

T-Pad IS701RVs Aakash 2

T-Pad IS701R VS Aakash 1

Comparison 

Tablet T-Pad IS701R T-Pad WS704C T-Pad WS802C
Processor ARM11 IMAP210,
1GHz
ARM11 IMAP210,
1GHz
ARMv7 Cortex-A8, 1.2 GHz
RAM 256MB DDR2 512MB DDR3 512MB DDR3
Battery 3000mAh 4000mAh 4200mAh
Operating System Android 2.3
Gingerbread
Android 2.3/4.0 Not available
Camera 0.3 MP front 0.3MP Front + 2.0 MP Rear 0.3MP Front + 2.0 MP Rear
External  memory T-Flash (upto 32GB) T-Flash (upto 32GB) T-Flash (upto 32GB)
Network Wi-Fi only Wi-Fi+GPRS via SIM card Wi-Fi+GPRS via SIM card
Phone Call No No No
Touch Screen 7-inch, Resistive 7-inch, Capacitive 8-inch, Capacitive
Screen Resolution 800×600 800×600 800×600
Audio jack 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
GPS No Built-in Built-in
HDMI Yes Yes Yes
G-sensor Yes Yes Yes
Support for
Office files
Yes Yes Yes
USB ports Regular Mini / Regular USB port Mini / Regular USB port
No.of USB ports 1 1 1
Price Rs. 3,250 Rs. 10,999 Rs. 13,500
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Disadvantages of BSNL tablets ( Device drawbacks )


I am not Going To Say "NEVER BUY THIS TABLET"

This is Just My Thoughts :)

But You Should Know These thins Before Buy or BOOK !
 1)No SIM card slot in the basic (IS701R) model
This is a tablet Not a Phone , Need Wifi for Using INTERNET ! 
T-Pad WS704C and T-Pad WS802C Wi-Fi+GPRS via SIM card
Option 

2)No option to make a phone call in ANY of the model
I already Said that this is not a PHONE !! (Fring , nimbuzz,Skype)
Apps may be Support . from Android Market .


3)No detailed information about the devices
Cant Say NOW about Full Juice of Android is available on this tablets .
especially  GAMES .


4) Hardware Spec OUTDATED (just Like BSNL)


No 1GB ram , No Android 4.0 , NO IPS Screen , Only 0.3 MP front 
Cam, Only 800*600 Screen Resolution , Higher End Model Also having 4200m battery
 Dont Know about INTERNAL MEMORY [not ram](ROM+Inbuilt+application install space)

But Those who Look At ONLY PRICE can consider BSNL TABLETS .


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BSNL T Pad IS701R Tablet VS Aakash 2

Tablet Penta T-Pad IS 701R Aakash 2 (Ubislate7)
Processor ARM11 IMAP210,
1GHZ
ARM Cortex-A8,
700MHz
RAM 256MB DDR2 256MB DDR2
Battery 3000mAh 3200mAh
Operating System Android 2.3
Gingerbread
Android 2.3
Gingerbread
Network Wi-Fi only Wi-Fi+GPRS via SIM card
Phone Call No Yes
Touch Screen 7-inch, Resistive 7-inch, Resistive
Screen Resolution 800×600 px 800×480
Audio jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
HDMI Yes No
Support for
Office files
Yes Yes
No.of USB ports 1 2
Price Rs. 3,200 Rs. 2,999
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BSNL Penta T-Pad IS 701R Tablet Vs Aakash 1

Tablet Penta T-Pad IS 701R Askash 1
Processor ARM11 IMAP210,
1GHZ
ARM11 366MHz
RAM 256MB DDR2 256MB DDR2
Battery 3000mAh 2100mAh
Operating System Android 2.3
Gingerbread
Android 2.2
FroYo
Network Wi-Fi only Wi-Fi only
Phone Call No No
Touch Screen 7-inch, Resistive 7-inch, Resistive
Screen Resolution 800×600 px 800×480
Audio jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
HDMI Yes No
Support for
Office files
Yes Yes
No.of USB ports 1 1
Price Rs. 3,200 Rs. 2,499
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BSNL T Pad IS701R VS WS704C VS WS802C Compareing Specifications

Here is a comparison spec sheet of all three BSNL tablets. This provides a rough estimate of the differences between them.

Tablet T-Pad IS701R T-Pad WS704C T-Pad WS802C
Processor ARM11 IMAP210,
1GHz
ARM11 IMAP210,
1GHz
ARMv7 Cortex-A8, 1.2 GHz
RAM 256MB DDR2 512MB DDR3 512MB DDR3
Battery 3000mAh 4000mAh 4200mAh
Operating System Android 2.3
Gingerbread
Android 2.3/4.0 Not available
Camera 0.3 MP front 0.3MP Front + 2.0 MP Rear 0.3MP Front + 2.0 MP Rear
External  memory T-Flash (upto 32GB) T-Flash (upto 32GB) T-Flash (upto 32GB)
Network Wi-Fi only Wi-Fi+GPRS via SIM card Wi-Fi+GPRS via SIM card
Phone Call No No No
Touch Screen 7-inch, Resistive 7-inch, Capacitive 8-inch, Capacitive
Screen Resolution 800×600 800×600 800×600
Audio jack 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
GPS No Built-in Built-in
HDMI Yes Yes Yes
G-sensor Yes Yes Yes
Support for
Office files
Yes Yes Yes
USB ports Regular Mini / Regular USB port Mini / Regular USB port
No.of USB ports 1 1 1
Price Rs. 3,250 Rs. 10,999 Rs. 13,500
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Bsnl T Pad WS704C Price 10999.00


Generous 7" touch screen with intuitive controls powered by the Android™ 2.3 operating system. Browse the web wirelessly or through the inbuilt 3G SIM- the excitement of the internet now in your palms at 3G speeds! Powered by a powerful 1GHz processor and 512MB DDRIII RAM for seamless and effortless performance. Enjoy media on the sleek and stylish media device. Enjoy 1080P HD videos, photos, music, and more in the comfort of your living room when connected to your TV via HDMI. The WS704C has 4GB of built-in internal memory and features a microSD card slot for upgrading the capacity to up to 32GB. It comes equipped with a built-in front and back facing camera and microphone for capturing those special moments.
Price 10999.00
 
Features:

  • Browse the web, watch videos on Youtube®, check e-mail, and more on a generous 7.0" screen
  • Intuitive touchscreen controls powered by Android™ OS 2.3
  • High-speed 1 GHz processor and 512MB DDRIII RAM
  • Connect to the Internet with the inbuilt 3G device or wirelessly
  • Built in GPS, Accelerometer and Bluetooth
  • Download and enjoy popular apps and games
  • Plays popular video, music, and photo formats
  • Connect and enjoy 1080p HD video on your HDTV via HDMI
  • Download and read thousands of ebooks
  • View pages in portrait or landscape with automatic orientation detection
  • Built-in front-facing camera and microphone
  • Expandable memory with optional microSDHC card
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

 All Penta T-Pad(s) come with a limited warranty of 12 months from the date of purchase.



Pantel and BSNL have entered into an exclusive tieup in an effort to bring an affordable solution for the professional user. This offer ensures that, while paying for enjoy 3G connectivity, users will also be able to recover cost for the Penta TPAD WS704C unit! All this while paying a lower monthly tariff and enjoying superior3G speeds!

Here’s how the offer works:

With a monthly data tariff saving of Rs.541 each month, over a usage period of just 18 months, you will recover cost of purchase of the TPAD (Rs.541x 18 months= Rs.9738 +1000 = 10738!!)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Onetime plan activation charge of Rs. 41 with plan validity of 1 year
  • Base voice tariff as per 3G Special Plan
  • Activation to be done at a BSNL franchise store in your area (Specially available on the bundle SIM card only)
  • Connection/Activation is as per standard terms & conditions of BSNL.
Source: pantel.in
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