The new Windows Slide WQ32 tablet from Indian brand iBall isn't quite as low-cost as those devices, but it is one of the most affordable Windows tablets to feature integrated 3G connectivity.
Priced at Rs.16,999 INR (roughly $280 USD), the device also includes:
- 8-inch 1280x800px IPS LCD
- Quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735D
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 64GB)
- 5MP rear camera
- 2MP front-facing camera
- microHDMI port
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Windows 8.1 with Bing
The WQ32 also comes with a free one-year Office 365 Personal subscription, which includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for a year too.
iBall currently offers a range of Android handsets and tablets, as well as feature phones, but this first step into Windows territory could potentially pave the way for future devices, perhaps including a Windows Phone.
iBall's fellow Indian brands Micromax and XOLO have already launched their first Windows Phones (and the latter has also released a Windows 8.1 tablet), while Karbonn Mobiles is expected to announce three new Windows Phones in the coming months.
Source: Microsoft News