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.
Size & Weight:
- Size: 199*114*12mm
- Weight: 429g
- 7” screen
- WVGA LCD 800X480 resolution
- Capacitive touch screen
- 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
- Qualcomm MSM7627T (Turbo) 800Mhz
- Android Froyo OS Smartphone 2.2
- Light Sensor
- Bluetooth EDR 2.1
- 5 Megapixel rear Auto Focus,
- VGA Secondary front Camera
- USB Port
- Ear phone port
- TF card slot
- SD card Slots
- 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
- Warranty Card
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