PTCL Launches EVO Tablet

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PTCL has introduced this above pictured 7 inch tablet device as August 14th Dhamaka to celebrate the Independence Day. PTCL’s 3G Evo Tab boasts built-in EVO service to offer wireless broadband internet on the go.

After the launch of Ufone Futura (which offered GSM voice and EVO Broadband), one such high-end device was very much expected. And here we have a mid-range touch screen, Android Froyo powered device at a price tag of Rs. 27,999 (three months of free unlimited internet included).

With EVO coverage in more than 100 cities, PTCL definitely had a chance to come up with a CDMA compatible smartphone or tablet. They can win handsome number of subscribers before 3G could practically hit the market in 2012 or beyond.

With this EVO tab, PTCL is now part of smartphone competition that was earlier geared by cellular companies only. Probably a good solution for those who require high speed internet while on the go.

Though PTCL isn’t disclosing the original manufacturer of this tablet; their helpline said they don’t have any words on the make or model – but we are pretty certain (thanks to a reader’s comment below) that it’s Indonesia made IVIO Twilight 7 device or it’s little variant maybe that is tailored specifically for PTCL.

Ivio is a brand owned by an Indonesian company PT. Intersys. They develop mobile devices like modems, handsets, and at least 1 Android tablet.

Following is the device image being displayed on IVIO official page, which looks pretty similar to PTCL’s EVO Tab.

It merits mentioning here that PTCL’s EVO Tab supports GSM network as well, meaning that, you can use cellular SIM for voice calls too. Having a bluetooth earphone will be added advantage – or you can use speakerphone for voice calls. P.S. We are not sure if PTCL allows you to use cellular SIM or not.

Specifications:

Size & Weight:

  • Size: 199*114*12mm
  • Weight: 429g

Display:

  • 7” screen
  • WVGA LCD 800X480 resolution
  • Capacitive touch screen
  • Multi-Touch

Memory:

  • 512 MB (RAM) & 512 MB (ROM)
  • Micro Slot up to 32 GB

Cellular & Wireless:

  • Support EVDO/CDMA 1X 1900Mhz,
  • GSM/GPRS/ EDGE/UMTS Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900/ UMTS 2100Mhz
  • Dual Mode: EVDO or UMTS

Processor:

  • Qualcomm MSM7627T (Turbo) 800Mhz

Operating System:

Sensors:

  • G-Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth EDR 2.1

Camera

  • 5 Megapixel rear Auto Focus,
  • VGA Secondary front Camera

Input/output:

  • USB Port
  • Ear phone port
  • TF card slot
  • SD card Slots

Battery

  • 3500 mAh internal Battery
  • 7hours usage
  • 140hours standby time

In the Box:

  • 3G Evo Tab
  • Stereo Earphones with Mic
  • Micro USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Free Sleeve Pouch
  • Documentation
  • Warranty Card

Warranty

PTCL Evo Tab comes with 1 Year after sales & service warranty. Please refer to limited warranty statement on Warranty Card placed inside the box for complete terms & conditions.

Price and EVO Tariff:

As a part of launch offering, PTCL is selling EVO Tab with 3, 6 or 12 month contract for EVO unlimited package at following rates:

  • EVO Tab + 3 Months Unlimited EVO = Rs. 27,999
  • EVO Tab + 6 Months Unlimited EVO = Rs. 29,999
  • EVO Tab + 12 Months Unlimited EVO = Rs. 31,999

After the launch offer, usual 3G EVO pricing would be as following:

  • Evo Tab Unlimited (Unlimited data volume): Rs. 2,000
  • Evo Tab 5 GB (5GB Data Volume): Rs. 1,500
  • Evo Tab 2 GB (2 GB Data Volume): Rs. 1,000

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Design and Button:

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Tech and telecom reporter with over 15 years of experience, he works as founder of ProPakistani.PK


    • Another flop drama by PTCL. Instead of improving its slow speed 3rd Class EVO Service, PTCL is trying to trap innocent customers. More importantly, what is the quality of this device? Is it going to last long or people may end up with a faulty device after few months? I strongly recommend people DO NOT buy it till PTCL improves its EVO network quality. After all people are going to spend their hard earned money on it and only a Corrupt person can afford to throw his/ her money in dust bin.

      • Absolutely..
        There was a time when i got 250 – 300 kb/s download… pretty awesome..
        but now, i hardly get 1+Mbps… just enough but not good as it was supposed to go near 3 Mbps..
        They must have upgrade their infrastructure or purchase more bandwidth to improve QoS instead increasing sales volume by using such tactics..

      • Very right. I have a EVO broadband and it is as poor as dial up in North Nazimabad. When I visit Apna shop , officer come so late that is about 11 am. Poor administration, making people fool. Just consider they spent 45 billion on poor Chinese hand sets to distribute to customers. Some people definitely making money out of these schemes

      • I do agree with Anwer it will be better if PTCL offer this device on rental so that customer can have a better idea about the working of the device and QoS of EVO as well.

    • i have recently bought ptcl evo(2 weeks ago)..the best advantage is that you get internet at any time(you don’t have to wait for any other persons wi-fi signals)….i have got Samsung tab as an eid gift so evo is not in my use these days.. if any one is interested buying it from me my price is: Rs.28,500 for i year package (the actual price is 32000)…delivery will be free at any place in Lahore and payment will be taken only after the buyer is satisfied with it …

    • Bro is ma internet and Sim akhti (same time) chal jati hai ?

      plz Txt me any one 03124445040 on this number.

    • I just could not understand how PTCL manages to sale a tablet in such a small price…….

      it must be of 3rd grade quality or (don’t know what to say)……

      usual prices of tablets are 50,000 plus……

      • Just used it, and I must say EXCELLENT quality and quite stable build. It seems to be very responsive.

        One shouldn’t comment something being bad if he hasn’t used it.

        • quite right..
          i just bought it today..and with such a low price its quite responsive
          how will someone know aboutthis tab if he hasnt even tried it..

          • Aoa Guys,

            Well looking at it, it looks awesome, but can some body guide me if it can support the POP Up email like Black berry if we use GSM network with internet.

            thanks

            Khurram

            • It supports Android applications so MS Exchange application is built in, which supports MS ActiveSyn, PoP, IMAP or you may download any other application for such purpose if you want.

          • Hi jaura / Usman

            Can you confirm me this tablet has flash for camera or not?

            Thanks,
            Abbas

        • could u please tell me about the internet sharing speed coz i read somewhere that the internet sharing speed via wifi hotspot option in this tablet is very slow.

          when we share internet on our laptop via ptcl evo tab websites open very slow.

      • Hazrat “Jawad”…… If they are managing to sell the device at lessor price then you should praise them. I think the Indonesian brand’s reviews can be checked from the internet before buying, they are not new to technology.
        I think it’s becoming a fashion to criticise just about everything that comes from “In HOuse/ Pakistan”. We should be calm and patient, after the checking the device only then we should start our criticism.
        If PTCL is selling at lower prices, as business student I must say it’s a good business tactic “now even middle class in Pakistan can afford a tablet”.
        If you are comparing prices of this device with iPad then I am sorry ” u dont’ know Apple”.

        • Yes now I’m hearing people complaining about PTCL tab with battery life, Charging Issues and app support. Wait for few more days :).

          • battery life is about 5-6 hours & online software updates are available
            currently i’m enjoing the experiance :)
            its a good initiative by PTCL

          • DEAR I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM I JUST GOT IT TWO DAYS BACK THE CHARGER DOSENT CHARGE IT WHAT SHOULD I DO

  • Looks really impressive!

    The best thing is inbuit EVO feature the price! Looking at the features it seems like a pretty cool gadget!

    I am surely getting one! Will let you know how it work…

    P.S…. I dont think its Huawei .. look at the back picture of the device … it says “by IVIO” But whatever it is … it looks Yummmmyyyy!!!!

    • Thanks for IVIO name, yes – it’s an Indonesian brand. Though specs look lot similar to Huawei IDEOS S7

      • Amir bhai Ek post ALEDHA se “14 August mubarik” wali to banti hi hey:D blog per jhandiyan wandiyan bhi lagaein :( ik chotay se logo se kam nahi chalna

  • Good offer. But can I connect my PTCL EVO Nitro device with this tablet? Please confirm me.

  • – i year warranty from ptcl
    – IVIO manufacturer – confirmed
    – carries leather pouch, tablet, usb cable, charger, booklets, some usb thing
    – works with any GSM / CDMA
    so GSM sims should work
    – nothing is locked
    – getting 3 month or 6 month or 12 month contract is necessary. only then we can use monthly packages. Tablet will become our property anyways.
    – has two sim slots but both sims will not work at the same time
    * Info as per help line, and the guy seemed quite knowledgeable about gadgets.

    * Anyone else has any more info?

    • this discussion is off the topic but no issue with it. it isnt voice, issue is with voice

  • sab america ki saazish ha k is internet say nojawan nasal ko gumraah kia jaye…boycott this plzzz

  • Nice initiative from PTCL…
    I hope their Customer support is good for this tablet, else they will loose their customers…
    :)
    anyways,
    what else do u need in this price? :)

    • Tablet using less than Honeycomb are much cheaper. Have a look at Amazon, one Froyo brand costs ca. Rs. 9000.
      Either it should have Honeycomb or the price should be less than 10K

  • is liye ye log pakistan me 3g technology nai aney dtey…. …. had hai…
    ye islami jumhorai pakistan nai hai. sub khao pio or kursi chor k bagh jao

    [Comment Edited]

  • Andriod 2.2 has a built in hotspot feature. so i guess you can also use it as a wifi router. not a bad offer at all.

  • Can this device be upgraded on Android 2.3 and does it support flash in web browser or not. And How is its speed. Is it laggy.?? As it has an 800Mhz Processor.. Which is I think low for a tablet?? But for this Price Tag A good Deal???

  • Hey PROPAKISTANI JUST WANNA POINT OUT A MISTAKE ON YOUR SITE.. THat ITS NOT 65th PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE DAY. ITS 64th PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE DAY. Correct it…

  • If you only consider the pricing of Evo unlimited package i.e; Rs. 2000/Month. you’ll get this tablet in Rs. 7,999 for 12 month contract ;)

    2000*12=24000

    31,999-24000=7,999

    What more you want?? :)

  • Battery timing and Apps compatibility & availability in the apps market is my concern with this tablet. 4 hour is not so impressive. If you have R.s 30,000 wait.. for 3/4 months more when you have around 45/50,000 go for IPAD2.

    No matter how bad you hear about IPAD… it will definitely grow on you with time when you buy it. IPAD has 10 + hours of battery life. Very thin and smart design & apps are awsome.. very mature app market. Memory extension of IPAD was an issue because it does not allow you to upgrade it because it has no sd/usb slots. Thats no issue anymore.. you could use seagate goflex and use wifi to excess your data.. music.. movie and everything.

    You could use apps like splashtop to access your pc through wifi to browse thorough files and do everything you do in you computer. There are several things i could write to make you say yes IPAD is the one you should buy… :) so get an ipad2.. Jail break it and get a goflex and thats all you need. ENJOY… :)

    • ImIkhan i wanna buy a tablet but i am in conflict which one to buy between Samsung galaxy tab 10 or Apple Ipad 2 ?
      Galaxy tab has flash support and i can also read pdf files(urdu writen image files which are combine in pdf) on galaxy tab but this is not possible on ipad2, whay you say..

      Need your best suggestion to buy tablet, Thanks

      • :) Yes FunYouth.net i can hear you loud and clear my friend. That has happened to me 5 months back when i was buying one for me. I kept

        on researching, reading tech news and visiting forums on daily bases and you know what i got confused just like you. Why ? because in the

        forums or in gadget reviews when someone says this thing is good… 10 people comes after him saying No No that thing is way better than

        that so it defiantly makes you confuse. All those discussions effect your buying decisions after all marketing is intentional manapulation of a

        buy decision as they say. All those questions you are asking me, had in my mind when i was likely to buy one for me & my concern was

        battery life + memory extension + flash support. Ipad has had good battery life but was lacking both memory extension and flash. So i went

        for Asus transformer as i heard alot about it. I bought it online but i had some issues with it as they sent me 16 gig instead of 32 gig ver but i

        used it for next 2/3 days and i found it quite good but later i gave it to my brother and bought motorola xoom for me which i found a lot

        better. But as i got used to it, now after 3 months i think i should have bought ipad2. Most of the people think youtube when they talk

        about flash rite ? & thats what i was thinking but on the other hand Youtube is not flash but HTML5 so you won’t have any issues viewing

        youtube videos. Your Second question is regarding PDF files. Well Ipad does support Pdf files. I’m not sure about urdu compatablity within

        IPAD yet. But if you embed urdu fonts with in a pdf file from your computer, which you could easily do in acrobat. it will definatly work for

        you. .If you look at Apple as a brand you will soon find that it has no comparison with any brand so far Whether its IPhone, IMac, Macbook

        pro, air.. etc. Because of its high standards, design and Operating system. Apple has captured a big market ever since its in the market and

        its customer loyalty is still intact.
        There are three issues people have with Ipad that is flash, memory and itunes restrictions & belive you me they are no issues. As i said

        earlier if you think you watch alot of movies or games and need more memory you could buy external seagate goflex drive which is around

        R.s 10,000+ for quite larger memory which you could use for ipad + your laptop + desktop simultaneouly to access all your movies, games,

        apps and whatever you like.
        Another issue Ipad owners has is whenever they need to install an app into their ipad they have to connect a data cable to their computer

        and sign in to Itunes and install the app But that is no longer an issue. You could easily break that restriction using jailbreak online & with

        in few mintues you are free to install any app without it.
        Lastly FLASH :) ! well my brother technology is changing every other day. Every famous website you visit each day do their best to be accessable for everyone so the flash is no problem for most of the websites. Remember its steve not you and me :) who took the decision not to use flash in ipad & steve jobs is the person who is leading Apple the most successfull company in the world :) ! i spent several days thinking about this and my final decesion go for IPAD :) !
        Since its a pro pakistani forum :) ,i’m not going to say that PTCL tablet is not worth buying because its new and yet to be tested but i told you all my experiences for you people who are new and wana buy these gadgets. Because once you buy it they would not refund it. So think several times before you buy.

        I hope it will help people making their choices.

        Thanks
        Imran.

  • This is good because all other devices except for Chinese tabs are being sold at a much higher cost.

  • wow PTCL cha gya really awesome specs reasonable price but anyone tell me the brand name and modal?
    Secondly weather it comes with the evo device or i will have to buy it seperately?
    Thank you
    Taimurkhan

    • Just confirmed from PTCL Website … it is made by IVIO which is a Taiwani company with production in Shenzhen China.
      PTCL is giving 1 year warranty unlike all the crappy Chinese tablets.

      YES thats the power .. it comes with built in EVO!

      So I would say … it is pretty good offer!

      I am going now to buy it … well send the review …

      • iPhones/iPads are even made/assembled in China so made in doesnt matter, its the features/quality

  • Which one is best between Samsung Galaxy Tab and this PTCL Tablet ?

    Also what about PTCL Tablet Battery power as its the most important thingy for lapies and tablets ?

    • I think the only advantage buying PTCL table is its compatibility with evo. 4 hour battery life which is stated on its website isn’t that good as you already know. Although ptcl tablet is new so its yet to be tested.. Whereas samsung galaxy tab both 7/10.1 are quite good and has 7/10 hour of battery life. Pricewise samsung is expensive too and has higher honeycomb versions and quite big app market.

      • Android Smartphone is very data intensive, it differs front others in respect the phone is on constant data connection with the Google server for syncing and others. This means it is consuming a lot of power and data bandwith. Not to mention it has plethora or other features such as WIFI, Bluetooth and GPS that also consumed power. On the network side CDMA/EVDO is notorious to consume more power than its GSM counter part especially in fringe signal area.

        Evo Tab giving 4 hours battery with 3G is pretty impressive!

        • — Android Smartphone is very data intensive, it differs front others in respect the phone is on constant data connection with the Google server for syncing and others.

          Um, so turn off sync? It’s just a menu item, turn it off and you can sync manually.

    • Battery type is not stated in the PTCL specs section. Batteries for these gadgets are same like mobile phones and laptops.. that is with time as you use it more and more its battery power diminishes. Normal lithium batteries used in laptops gives you 1+ year battery lifetime. like you charge it 400 times and its dead. If you buy PTCL tablet ask them if its battery is replaceable. So keep all those things in mind when buying these gadgets.

      Thank you.

      • Sory i am posting this second time just to get your suggestion.

        I wanna buy a tablet but i am in conflict which one to buy between Samsung galaxy tab 10 or Apple Ipad 2 ?
        Galaxy tab has flash support and i can also read pdf files(urdu writen image files which are combine in pdf) on galaxy tab but this is not possible on ipad2, whay you say..

        Need your best suggestion to buy tablet, Thanks

        • Hello
          If you can wait for 2 or 3 months more ipad 3 will launch. 2ndly its better to go with ipad2 because OS is very stable and no viruses in iOS but android is good too due to its flash support thing and you dont need to jailbreak your device this n that. Its very difficult question to answer because it depends n personal choice.

          • FunYouth.net ! Brother i’ve tried to answer you in detail in your previous post above and yes Dr. Faraz OS is quite stable as always. Apps are quite intuitive as compared to android with a huge app market. There are no or less force closes as in android & that is the reason IPad is distributed amoung several government institutes around US. This is due to Apples all time i would say conservative/shy Apporach. Their products built quality has always been unique. That is the reason you find Motorla & Nokia being sued every other day by Apple because they take inspiration from Apple :).

            • All being said is good,but My question is that can we open/edit Microsoft Office file on ipad2? We definitely have to get app for that & which is cheap.
              The same is the case for xvid & divx video formats.

            • All being said is good,but My question is that can we open/edit Microsoft Office file on ipad2? We definitely have to get app for that & which is not cheap.
              The same is the case for xvid & divx video formats.

              • Well Asim ! buy anything you like. I’m no one to defend any brand. I never said PTCL is not worth to consider. I told you my personal experience. I’m sure our local stores are filled with Cds filled with Ipad and android Apps illegally downloaded through torrents just like the windows softwares. So you don’t have to worry about that. If not Internet is filled with those Apps and alternatives.

      • It is mentioned I just check .. it says :

        Power & Battery
        Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Capacity: High Capacity 3500mAh Battery
        Standby Time: Up to 140 hours
        Video Playback: Up to 7hours
        Internet browsing: Up to 4 hours

        • Ok i see it now ! Video playback upto 7 hours is quite nice but 4 hours for internet browing is not so good for me & yes wifi/3g and all those apps you are using consumes a lot of battery.
          Since most of us buying tablets for surfing internet. Battery life should be around 6/7 hours. Secondly Ion batteries loose their power as time passes. so if you buy this thing after 8/10 months you’ll have to replace battery as well.

  • This is only evidence to the fact that Internet and data communication in the wireless space is going to increase by leaps and bounds sealing the fate of fixed line. Long live DSL and fiber optic crap. Wireless is the way to go.
    Cannot wait for Wimax2 and LTE at 100 mbps connection speeds.

  • Very Nice offer by PTCL.
    Its really very cheap as compared to other available tablets in the market with an excellent internet package for 1 whole year…

  • Ok ppl …. alot of you are talking about BATTERY … so here is some detail:

    Well 3G, WIFI, Bluetooth, Sync, GPS etc. are all power hungry features. If you want to save battery turn of everything …
    even if you are not connected to 3G the device takes up power to stay connected to the CDMA network… as if you are in a poor coverage area … your battery will run out much quicker.

    Best is to turn off everything you are not using and kill back ground aps. This way you can save alot of juice!

  • How can I post a review of the Tablet? Cuz I want to be the first one to review it!

    Just going to PTCL OSS to buy one now!!!!

  • @Aamir Bhai,
    Post has no info about how it will connect with EVO, will it use its builtin EVDO modem? Can we use EVO package provided with it separately ?

    • Evo is embedded into it.. same like they recently introduced a cell phone with embedded modem.

  • Very nice device .bro my question to all …i m already having evo using it 2k/ month ..if i buy it ..can i connect my laptop with evo ..like how i use the services of evo on my laptop as i used to do previously with evo usb..
    They offering two slots of sim ..so what is use of two slots if they can’t be used at the same time ???

    • Evo Tablet has 2 slots of sim.
      1)CDMA for PTCL Vfone Sim Card
      2)GSM for other Cellular Operators

      CDMA Technology is an additional feature of EVO Tablet. just like EVO USB has CDMA Sim Slot for Vfone Sim Card.Bcoz others Anroids dont support CDMA.
      Only One Sim Card remains active at one Time.

  • Happy Independent Day and it is good looking EVO Tablet. 3G internet is high speed internet but in Pakistan this technology for everyone. I am also waiting for 3G coverage in mirpurkhas city.

  • IN INDIA RELIANCE 3G IS GIVING AT THE RATE OF 12,999RS

    AND IN PAK PTCL IS GIVING 27,999 HA HA HA HA WHAT A DIFFERENCE .

      • Since its an android tablet it also has gtalk and other similar apps which has audio/video calling functionality.

      • are u sure its supports video call on skype bcoz i m using it and no video call if it does then tell me how

            • abbas bhai i already installed latest version every one is saying android foryo 2.2 does not support video calling only voice

        • Yes the recent version of skype supports more devices for audio/video capability. You have to enable it before you use it. you can do that in the settings. Once you sign-in to skype there is a grid icon on the bottom rite on the taskbar where you have home. back buttons… on android… tap on it.. and you have |sign-out| settings| about| Help| buttons tap settings and you will find enable video calling on video calls tab.

          Thanks

          • bro in setting there is no option like u said plzz give me more info otherwise i m selling it anyone want it tell me i only used it like 7days only i have leatherpouch also

            • If its not in settings… i think i doesn’t support it yet.. but might update in future versions as new devices get listed in skype. You could use gtalk and fring to make video calls btw.

  • And one bad thing with this Device/PTCL that you cannot buy it through your credit card and you need to bring hard cash with you ……crap :(

    • Brother ! android Os does not have Microsoft office.. but there are some apps like Quick Office which lets you view/edit Word, PPT, Excel documents.

      • Android & Apple Os has a huge app market and you can find any kind of app from games, e-books, communication apps like gtalk, msn messenger, skype, facebook messenger. There are apps like splashtop you could use to control your laptop desktop pc connected to wifi and browse files. There are large amount of apps which are suitable for kids of all ages, puzzle games, action, strategic, story books. There are apps like photoshop express from adobe and sketch book pro from Autodesk which lets you draw and photo retouch. There are apps like bar code scanner which uses your tablet camera and take a snapshot of any product you have like book and finds its price on the internet. There is a app SkyGrid which lets you follow your desired topics and keep you informed related to your topic every minute. Tubemate is an app for android which lets you view and download youtube videos on your tablet watch them offline. Howstuffworks.com has a nice app which you could use to listen any podcast related to any topic whether its tech news, medical news and anything. IMDB app lets you view list of top movies and read reviews on your tablet. British council has an app which lets you view their blog and learn english through their regularly updated podcasts. Nasa has an app. There are apps which lets you view radars on the sky through your cam. Wikipedia has a quite nice app. There are apps which lets you listen to live radio shows around the world and watch tv shows & the list is huge my brother.

        Thanks.

        Imran.

  • This one is important:
    The application processor is ARMv6 architecture. Processor family is arm11. It means you wont be able to install and use some good apps/games like Firefox Android, Google Earth etc. that need ARMv7 instruction set.
    Thats the catch.
    And the application processor is just overclocked processor. I wonder why did not PTCL use MSM7630 etc?
    Maybe they did not want us to use EV-DO Rev B yet?
    Fret not. Soon, PTCL will launch tablets which will be EV-DO Rev b i.e. 9.3mbps capable. Since they will be ARM7, they will sell for around 40k :)

    • what you mean by why ptcl didnot use MSM. PTCL just bought this device as it is and is just a re seller.

  • Well, although there are some flaws as far as ptcl (evo) network is concerned, but i think we should appreciate their effort.
    What I don’t like is that having wifi feature, they should let the consumer free to use any internet service ( as the primary function of wifi )

    • I am a ptcl user not the Evo, but hav heard that Evo is better than any of the other USB internet connection including world call

      • That’s right.. but since last few months… ptcl has gained a large number of consumers of evo which has deceased the normal speed of Evo.. however it is good for surfing and in the night hours.. you may also download with handsome speed.. 200+ kb/s
        not a bad at all…

      • why don’t you try to connect EVOTAB through PTCL WiFi router on your connection and let us know the result

  • I am interested but the differences between the IVIO Twilight 7 and PTCL TAB is a bit confusing for me. IVIO Twilight specs shows 3MP back camera while PTCL claims 5. PTCL also claims “HD Quality Video” Recording over features page but no mention in Specs page.

    • Sajid Sb,

      I bought an Evo Tab!

      It has a 5MP camera and I must say that the Picture Quality for Photos is Excellent!

      I have an iPhone 4 and even if I compare the photo quality to iphone its comparable (atleast in day light) ….

      However the video is not HD Quality. It is recorded on bitrate of 412kbps. Just so so video quality.

      • Hey talha wil you plz tell us about its battery timing and its pros and cons as they will help us to buy a tablet for us.

        However what i think is PTCL charge Rs.2000 for unlimited internet for one month so if we pay Rs.32k for tab with one year net fee then Rs.24k is net rate for one year and we are getting this ptcl tab in Rs.8k only which i think is a very very good deal.

        Unfortunately my area is not accessible for veo signals otherwise i will rush for it.

        • Don’t Rush Better Wait… i think in the next few days you will have a better picture to decide whether you should opt for ptcl or some other international brand. I still think Apple has no comparison with any brand as yet.

        • Yes .. this is exactly what I thought that Tablet is only for 8K… 24K to khali Evo internet kay charges hain. I think so considering the features it is under priced. Sub kuch to hai yar … built in Evo, GPS, WIFI, blutooth, camera .. the touch screen is also excellent capacitive multitouch hai. battery is ok too ..evo pur nonstop to use nahi kiya laykin on chora tha to koi 5,6 hours nikaal gya tha.

          Evo speed on speed test was 784 KBPS. which is faster than I get on my Evo USB.
          Pros:
          Good built quality
          excellent touch
          Superb Camera results – i am impressed!
          good screen brightness/resolution
          built in evo
          fast machine for general aps like pulse, browsing,

          Cons:
          less inner memory of only 512 .. spare is something like 200 mb.
          need to buy SD card for using camera
          i didnt like speaker sound although its loud.
          Heavy games are not smooth/sort of run slow but work
          In short .. its Good Quality Tablet which is GREAT value for money! I dont think you can buy anything as good in this price.
          Definitely Recommended!
          Will post a detailed review soon….

          • could u please tell me about the internet sharing speed coz i read somewhere that the internet sharing speed via wifi hotspot option in this tablet is very slow.

            when we share internet on our laptop via ptcl evo tab websites open very slow.
            ?

          • @Talha:

            1-pls check the size of image. it will clarify whether the image is 3 MP or 5MP.

            2-Does this device can act as WiFi router?

            3-Can it connect to any WiFi Network?

      • Talha dear please post a review asap coz a number of ppl are waiting for your feedback. Specially its battery timing with and without all the connections active. Any other detail will also be helpful.
        Regards

  • Yeah, I also love this device. It’s also not much costly. Almost as inexpensive as a netbook.

  • Aamir Atta, please try to post its complete review about performance, hardware quality, camera, battery, display etc etc. so it will be helpful for us to decide if I should buy it or not.

    BTW, its a nice step by PTCL, I hope they will perform even batter in future too.

  • Mera khayal hai keh qeemat ke lehaz se quality sahi hai. iss qeemat mai iss se achchi quality aur kya mil sakti hai.

  • Thanks Imran for your kind help for buying tablet and i also agree with you that ipad is best to buy and it has premium look and its battery also gives long long time than any other tablet but i am great lover of urdu poetry and urdu books so here i have only one issue with ipad that can i read urdu pdf books on it?
    So i am giving an urdu poetry book link if any ipad user download this book and read it in ipad then plz tell here as it will be great help for me.
    The poetry book name is Chand aur Main by Ahmad Faraz and its only 1.5 mb, heres the download link.
    http://www.ziddu.com/download/7519049/chandaurmain.pdf.html

  • Custom made tab for PTCL…

    someone here raised a very good point if you take up for whole year then u will end up paying only 7999 for the tab, awsum!!

  • Itz android device, 2.2 froyi is the built in software..
    The best thing is that even if yu dun hv good signals of evdo , it wud still give yu the coverage of 1x. I-e 156kbps tht is almost as gprs.
    I wud need it coz im mostly travellin and to check ky emails i dun wana alwys start my laptop thn connect to evdo device, i was looking for my options and i came across wi tribes htc flyer, samsung, and dell streak 5, awsum devices bt the thing z tht ur internet wnt b cnfigured in the device , u wud need to carry the xternal wi tribe device along with tab itself : wttay chuss
    It wud b in best of my interest to buy a device which is almost half the price of htc flyer and has built in internet configured. Cheers

  • Android & Apple Os has a huge app market and you can find any kind of app from games, e-books, communication apps like gtalk, msn messenger, skype, facebook messenger. There are apps like splashtop you could use to control your laptop desktop pc connected to wifi and browse files. There are large amount of apps which are suitable for kids of all ages, puzzle games, action, strategic, story books. There are apps like photoshop express from adobe and sketch book pro from Autodesk which lets you draw and photo retouch. There are apps like bar code scanner which uses your tablet camera and take a snapshot of any product you have like book and finds its price on the internet. There is a app SkyGrid which lets you follow your desired topics and keep you informed related to your topic every minute. Tubemate is an app for android which lets you view and download youtube videos on your tablet watch them offline. Howstuffworks.com has a nice app which you could use to listen any podcast related to any topic whether its tech news, medical news and anything. IMDB app lets you view list of top movies and read reviews on your tablet. British council has an app which lets you view their blog and learn english through their regularly updated podcasts. Nasa has an app. There are apps which lets you view radars on the sky through your cam. Wikipedia has a quite nice app. There are apps which lets you listen to live radio shows around the world and watch tv shows & the list is huge my brother.

    Thanks.

  • i am the customer of ptcl since 2009 and i didnt feel better with ptcl they make a device with a lot of problem,s with no solution because they see only money. i will say about ptcl that they need some one who can solve the problems of ptcl. :) -K

  • Oh Really PTCL is really corrupt department.It always mint money frm ppl.So be aware if u want to buy something frm ptcl.Like evo tablet.

  • Can anyone tel me . do we download free games or apps in it. and are that software easily available? like Ifone ?

  • The orignal price for the ivio tab is around 8000to 12000 its’ the evo subscription that costs and is so called”free” .if calculated the evo subscription for 12 months is around 24000 thousand and that is where ptcl is earning money.although the device is a mojor breakthrough for the tablet market in pk and in the 3g departement lets see what is yet to come

  • my question is that,if i buy it ,it isnt locked or anything can i use it with other 3g services around the world???

  • please tell me about your packages of EVO Net Stick with unlimited downloading in speed 1 mb?

  • Aslam-o-Alyqum payare dosto mein nain ptcl evo tab khareeda hay 1 saal ki subscription k saath pehle tu iss mein do sim slot hain kisi bhi compni ka sim card use ho sakta hay ek sd card ki slot hay ek head phone slot hay 32gb tuk maicro card use kar sukte hein lekin fil hal mein 8 gb ka use kar raha hoon behtraeen chulta hay 8gb card head phone bhi acha hay saaf awaz hay iss k apne speaker ki bhi awaz bohat achi hay yea ek waqat mein ek sim chala sukta hay urr jub sim use karo gay tu ptcl 3g work nahi kare ga jub wifi use karo gay tub bhi 3g kaam nahi kare ga sirf wirless kaam kare ga
    touch bhi acha hay bal k kafi acha hay
    iss k ilawa nokia bareek pin charger say bhi charg ho sakta hay screen resolation bhi bohat acha hay
    rear cemra very very good front camra koch khas nahi theek kaha ja sukta hay battry time standby 6 ghainte hain ur youtube pay muslasal use kya jaye tu 2 ghainte pore nikalta hay phir neend a jati hay yahoo video chat pay bhi 2 ghainte tuk hi nikalata hay wazan taqreeban half kg hay iss lye kamzoor banda iss ko utha k chulne ki ghalti na kare nahi tu bichara thuk jaye ga lekin mazboot hay khobsorat hay fil hal over all jo iss ka result nikala hay uss mein mera khayal hay k 1 saal k 3g connenctiion k saath inthai acha rate hay iss say behtar khamooshi ho sukti hay inthai achi options hein stuk nahi hota haan yahoo chat pay heatup ho jata hay yahoo video chat pay youtube pay koch khas faraq nahi parta iss ko urr 3g signel bhi ache hein mein lahor mei jaha rehta hoon waha na qube na worldcall na witribe na wateen in k signels nahi ate yani irdgird hein lekin humara ilaqa zara gali muhalo wala hay lekin i am very happy with ptcl 3g k zabaradast signel ate ehin urr zara sa bhi disturbanse nahi hoti behtreen youtube chalta hay behtreen yahoo video chat hoti hay urr jo compni iss ki garntee farahm karti hay very good deal hay un ki customers k saathsome prblums thi jese iss ko oprait karne ka koch poochna tha tu meri in k ek seanior officer mr raja zafar alim say baat hoi very good man unhu nei bare ache tareeqe say guid bhi kya muje urr bara acha responce dya mein tub say internet ka user hoon jub new new dialup aya tha tamam broadband urr wimax type service use ki hain lekin after sale service do bande inthaye ache lage ek eo tab k mr zafar alim ur dosra home shopping k mr shayan juldi mein app logo ko evo tab ka pori movies with photo post karonga kaoyn 1994 say mein inter net reguler user hoon lekin iss pore door mein yea meri second post hay jo mein khas pro pakistani user kalye ki hay kaoyn k mera khayal hay iss waqat yea propakistani ka form paksitan mein sub behtar form hay tecnolgy k bare mein iss lye inshallah yaha meri first post hay urr mazeed post bhi karta rahonga english likhne mein kamzoor hoo iss lye roman urdu mein post lekhi hay baki (pehla pehla payar hay maaf karna)kafi ghaltya hoi hponge kaoyn k post likhna nahi ata khair juldi app logo ko evo k video bhi post karonga app k jawab ka muntzar gondalvi

  • hi every one

    ptcl tablet seems to be a nice gaget with a suitable price..plz tell me if i should buy this tablet or not….

    thx…

  • Aslam-o-Alyqum raja sahib kharrdne say pehle koch cheeze note kar lena number ek k app kis citi say ho
    waha ptcl k signels kya hain number 2 k app jaha rehte hein waha agar tu mati ka zyada amal dakhal hay tu phir black color khareedna urr koshish karna ek saal ki subscription lena woh sahi rate parta hay
    teesra khareedte waqat hi muqmal chek karna kahi say damage tu nahi achi tara tasli karna on kar k sd card muqe pay daal k dekhna sahi work kar raha hay sim use kar k dekhna pehle ek slot mein phir dosri slot mein call mila k dekhna volum chek karna sahi kaam kar raha hay yea muqe pay chek karna hay phir ghar la k iss ko off kar k 6 hour kalye charg karna jis ko hum first charge bolte hein phir maze say istmal karo cool nahi bal k very cool geget hay itne paiso mein zabaradast hay
    browsing ,email cheking,youtube,facebook,blogging waghera kalye on the go very good gegte hay urr khas iss ka paoch zaroor chek karna saath fre hay bohat khobsorat paoch hay veri nice

  • ——————–DONOT BUY THIS—————-

    This device is completely useless. I bought it. it costs me 32K. I cannot do browsing on my PC using tethering. Tried to watch movie on it and it hanged forever. No way to hard reboot or remove battery. No help from help line. They say they do not have training for trouble shooting evo tab. Complete shit.

    • Omer bhai, it cant be rebooted, there is a reset button which you have to click using a pin. I really dont know why your movies didnt work as mine are working perfectly fine. Hell Line wont do anything. You have to contact Airlink for technical assistance. Call 042-35715113 and get technical help. They definitely have training for trouble shooting and everything else.
      I really have no idea why your tab is not satisfying you.

  • I want to buy this tab I have purchased Samsung galaxy tab but its result is not soo good can any one who has purchased this tab can tell how good is this for official use

    • Sulman, both tablets, samsung and ptcl are based on android, so if galaxy tab is not serving your purpose, you may need to ask, what type of official purpose is it not fulfilling to answer your question

  • Yara I would definitely have appreciated it but there bad luck that I have evo And I know better how they are making us fool .bakwas tareen speed shuru main ache the but ab tou bilkol dial up jaisi speed ha. I went to coustomer service bakwass karta hain saala ulu banatay have I will advise u all to stay away atleast six months jab iska positive and negative saamna aajaain pheromone shock Sa lain. Evo 9.3 pa ulo banaya humain and abhe tak evo ki3.1 Sa upper speed air he nahe Peshawar main. Abhe kehta hain 9.3 pa upgrade karinga

  • Can someone please give a genuine comment/ guideline so that we can make a decision whether to go for it or not? Can its OS be upgraded?

  • its just drama why not you spent more and get samsung or htc series tablets they provide you latest Android version Honeycomb, while ptcl gives you Android Froyo OS Smartphone, 2.2 a very late even i say dead OS.

  • Is froyo upgradable to gingerbread that is 2.2 to 2.3? Skype video is not supported only audio will work… ptcl also confermed thid with me… yahoo messenger videowi is supported but with a free plugin that has to be installed from app market… no driver support ( i have been trying to find usb device driver ie qualcomm but cannot find it whish is used for usb teethering)….

  • its a real time for customer to purchase the EVO TAB with one year free high speed internet facility i am using EVO tab its a good product and with in ressonable price

  • Hello guys,

    When I came to know about this tablet, I had big concerns in my mind but looking at the price I finally made my mind after some working. I got complete details from PTCL and Airlink (Airlink is providing technical support to PTCL) The guys really helped me and removed all my concerned and finally I bought this tab.

    Initially I did not have a good experience and infact I was quite disappointed due to its performance as I had paid 32k for this device. After using it for a few days, I went to PTCL and Airlink to clear all doubts. The service they gave is really admirable. All my doubts were cleared, the software of the device was updated, they also gave me some useful tips to get most of this device.

    Now finally, after using it for 3 weeks, below are my findings:

    Advantages:
    Good internet speed
    GSM service (two sim slots but only one usable at a time)
    Good Camera
    Tethering and Portable hot spot (This is really awesome and gives great speed on all the connected devices)
    16M colour screen
    Apps work quite good on the SD card as well
    Good Battery Standby and usage time (Lasts for around 4-5 hours if you are continuously using internet)

    Disadvantages:
    Slow Processor speed (Should have been 1Ghz atleast)
    Weight (Its around half KG which is too much)
    Slow charging (It takes around 6 hours to fully charge the battery due to which the device needs to be on charging all night long)
    Touch is not so good (This is mainly due to slow processor)
    Internal Memory is 512MB which is quite small (Some apps cannot be installed on SD card due to which 512MB seems small at times)

    Overall, I’m quite satisfied with it and I’m enjoying using it. Most of the people compare it with iPad which in my eyes is not justice. iPad with similar specifications is for 70k atleast with no internet connection. iPad cannot be converted into a hotspot either.

    So i would recomment everyone to buy this device and meet Airlink representative once to get useful tips.

    Thanks
    Abdullah
    0321-4077010

  • I bought EVO Tab around 2 weeks ago and its been amazing for me. I think for the price of Rs. 32000 (which includes Rs 24000 for the year long EVO connection) this device is great.

    There are two problems i am facing. If someone has a solution then please let me know.

    One is that it seems to take too long to charge (approx 7-8 hours) while it is put off and not in use and then it drains out in something like 2-3 Hours while using Internet (though i kill all the un-used Apps as well).

    Second is the internal memory. Though i have installed a 16 GB SD card as well and try to move everything to the SD Card, as i download more Apps it shows Memory Low and wont let me have a good day. This problem is more annoying than anything else. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME ON THIS!!!!

    • try App 2 SD application from Market, it will help you identify all the applications that can be moved from internal to external (memory) card

  • Some one can provide flash player and Adobe Air support info. I am AS3 developer and want to know does this tab support latest flash player and Adobe Air from Android Market?

  • salam,
    yr mera khayal he jo loog evo istemal kar rahe he un ko pata he k evo tablet 1 yr deal jo k 32k he me bilkul free he kio k
    1yr unlimited evo charges
    2000 x 12 =24000
    is k saath aap ko evo usb = 4000 lena compulsary
    n 3g router jo mene
    pehle evo k lea lia tha = 3500

    rthats 32500 aur aap ko ye 31999 me meil raha he
    yr aap ko tu khush hona chaye k pakistan me aisi cheezain introduce ho rae hain

  • I am using Nokia E-52 and it has a use full feature for me that it can add location tag with picture or video where it is taken. It is location coordinates with each picture and video. It help me to locate these video or pictures on Panaramio or Google Maps.

    As I read in details that PTCL Tab also has GPS Navigation available. But I want to know does it is also allow like Nokia E-52 to add GPS Info for Picture or Video. If any one know please share.

  • Hye. I want to sell my evo tab with one year package. One month use. Updated with most recent update. Price Rs.25000, full accesssories. Some body interested contact at [email protected], Reply will be immediate.

  • Hye. I want to sell my evo tab with one year package. One month use. Updated with most recent update. Price Rs.25000, full accesssories. Some body interested contact me with writing a comment, Reply will be immediate.

    • Khaliq, it is not the same product model so kindly do not see specifications of other models and refer to PTCL website for its correct specs

  • I want to sell 1 year package evo tab only 4 days use bcz of low speed of evo net in my area. 30 k is final price. Cntact at my cell 03217681689.

  • Actual price of EVO tab is 8000 n 24000 is annual internet charges. charges of 24000 is not reasonable.

  • I want to sell my EG EVO TAB puchased on August 2011. very good condition black colour Final price 20000, If anyone intrested to buy please contact me on my cell 0333-3754005.

  • Ipad, samsung’s glaxay tab , both are amazing devices.. you start using them you fall in love with them. But practically they arent good for a country like ours. I dont know maybe it then again varies for what purpose are you buying a tab. I mean if your spending a 50k’s on a tab and you can only run edge or gprs over it when your mobile then thats ridiculous. The dream of 3G which is a long sighted one for now… even if does come true will be so expensive that will be out of the reach of most. Any how coming back to the tab ,,, in a country like ours i think its a great deal that you get the most highest possible internet speed along with most of the perks of its expensive counterparts so ,,,, i think its the best buy at the moment…. but then again it totally depends what your buying it for just for your home then you can think differently altogether. :)

  • I want to sell my 3g evo tab for Rs. 27,000. 1 Year package. Latest price of tab is 35,000. 9 months remaining. Updated with latest firmware.

  • I ALSO WANNA SELL IT AT SAME PRICE WITH 11MONTHS INTERNET REMAINING UPDATED WITH LATEST FIRMWARE ANYONE INTERESTED CALL ME 03239999786 IN LAHORE

  • Awaam kay liye Eid ka Tohfa aur aik aur drama. Price Increased hahahaha. Nothing change in the tablel model, color & Specs yet price increased …….. hahahaha. kon khareedy ga ye tablet ……….. hahahaha. Shame on this idea.

  • An exciting new package is just an increase in price …….. isn’t it great Mr. Syed Asim Ali (VP at PTCL).
    hahahaha. I would not even pay Rs. 20,000/- for this tablet. Too many serious issues in its funtions.

  • You are absolutely right Mr. Kashif its waste of money. And i have personally used this tablet but alas. PTCL has disgraced its name. I want to sell my Tablet but no one is gona pay me more than 14,000/- It has no secondary market.

  • Hmm… Interesting….

    but if go with 3month plan then it cost me
    2000rup/month * 3months = 6000rup
    27999-6000 = 21999rup (22,000 rup)

    but if go with 6 month plan then it cost me
    2000rup/month * 6months = 12000rup
    29999-12000 = 17999 rup (18000 rup)

    if you only go with 12 month package then you get benifits
    EVO Tab + 12 Months Unlimited EVO = Rs. 31,999-24000= 7999rup

    That means PTCL has purchasing tablet less than 7999 ( as it selling to us with this rate, company has purchase it on lower rates

  • khatara maal ha
    ptcl waloo ko koi cheez market may lani nhi ata
    is acha may koi nokia ka mobile lay leta
    25000 Rs k range may
    evo k b signal flop ho chokaye han

  • Dear I am interested in EVO Tab. If someone want to sell please inform me.
    Regards,
    0321-5164024
    0333-5533362

  • can any one tell me that if it can be used a cell phone(can it support cellular sim like ufone,telenor etc.)

  • I visited PTCL customer service today to check this tablet. Following amazed me:

    – Build quality – really excellent didn’t expect this much of finished look in such a price.

    – Response and performance. Blazing fast in such price.

    – 3G performance, it was neat. Really awesome.

    – Price is great, I needed eVo (2000/month) so I am thinking to get this device instead. 24,000 will pay for my internet charges in advance, and 8000 for device, not a bad deal.

    You can’t get a tablet in 8000 with that many features packed in. Will use as hotspot with my laptop hopefully.

  • Will anybody kindly respond to the following queries:
    1 Can the device be of any use if one does not want to use internet after the prescribed one year?
    2 Can it be used for reading PDF Books?
    3 Can the internet be used outside Pakistan?
    Thank you in advance.

    • Answer to your Questions

      1) Yes
      2) Yes, If you install third party PDF reader
      3) NO, PTCL EVO will work in Pakistan, Wifi can be used outside.

  • i am from quetta any one wanted to sale a tablet pc contact me 03228167082
    n mey 24 ka loun ga agar saf condition mey ho

  • I WANT TO SALE MY EVO 3G TAB 11MONTH REMAINING PAKAGE MY CELL iss
    0333 6 793 793

  • i have a problem when i connect my evo tab to my PC…
    its shows an error that its had missing USB driver, when i jst open it…
    Driver’s name is “qualcomm hsusb driver”
    plz help me to find a gud link to download otherwise ill be very thnkful to u if u plz send me the setup of such driver….
    Plz Help me

  • Extremely bad and 3rd quality prodouct. shines from outside but internal board is just like garbage. No internal storage. bad resoloution. slow when installed apps. toooooooo much charging problem. drains when plugged in. only iPhone charger works. heat up problem. duz duz tha tha touch. means hard touch. another touch problem is it press the previously pressed button many times. useless fromt camera. only fring can use. and many more i cannot count. better is nexus 7 with mr3040 and evo usb. in this way you can get internet on nexus. feel free to comtact. dont waste your money. [email protected]

  • what can you expect from this ROM

    Rooted = YES

    BusyBox Installed = Yes

    Apps2SD enabled = Yes

    Custom Boot Animation = Yes

    ZipAlligned = Yes

    Optimized for more memory and speed = Yes


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