Mukesh Ambani readies plans for low cost tablets in 2012

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Mukesh Ambani readies plans to roll out 4G data services, low cost tablets in 2012 - The Economic Times



The company, which made a comeback to telecom last year, plans to offer fourth-generation or 4G-enabled data cards that can be plugged into computers and laptops, apart from providing tablets at a game-changing price of 3,000 or even lower to hook customers, two executives familiar with the development said.
 

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Even I read one article few months back that they are launching Tablets priced @ Rs 8000. But 3000 is unbelievable price condition specification are not upto mark.
 


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one simple thing. a 500 rupee phone was game changer because the phone was usable. it was capable of making phone calls. 3000 rupee tablet is not a game changer because a tablets are not phones. they do not have a simple function of making and receiving phone calls.
 

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^^^ They may still allow to view/edit documents and browse internet for some basic websites like gmail, if not high end games. What else can we expect?
 

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The launch is only months away and still nothing is mentioned about the tariffs. All it says is it would be cheaper than 3G, but that's hardly enough since 3G is insanely expensive. Let's hope Reliance does manage to revolutionize the broadband connection as they did with cell phones.
 


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Wish Like Reliance Infocomm Monsoon Hungama, Reliance Infotel comes up with Winter Hungama and revolutionize wireless Broadband.
 

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tablets for 3000-4000 are surely going to be subsidized that's for sure and seeing the financial muscle of mukeshbaba it could be very high initially, don't get suprised if u get a 10k tablet at 3k with a long contract(emi factored in) and some massive subsidy of course.
 

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subsidizing does not work well in the indian market. they can of course take the route of locking the devices to their own network for wireless internet connectivity. but that is not going to work out well for them.
 

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The launch is only months away and still nothing is mentioned about the tariffs. All it says is it would be cheaper than 3G, but that's hardly enough since 3G is insanely expensive.

Let's hope Reliance does manage to revolutionize the broadband connection as they did with cell phones.

Do u really think they will disclose even their vendors leave alone a far of thing such as tariff. Only expect tariffs on launch day.

About tariffs in terms of competition they are sure to create a tornado, otherwise if they keep high prices than mukeshbaba can bid adieu his 10k cr. :smileysimmons:

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subsidizing does not work well in the indian market.

they can of course take the route of locking the devices to their own network for wireless internet connectivity. but that is not going to work out well for them.

I was saying in terms of predatory subsidy, the money which was never intended to be earned back.:handcuffs:
Say like 4k initial upfront payment, 3k factored in emi@2-3 years, 3k given from company's pocket. The costs will not be that high seeing the overall costs like 1-2 million tablets will cost 300-600 crore.:applause: