The Chinese networking equipment manufacturer D-Link has marked its presence in the Indian tablet market with the launch of its first Android slate in the country. Called the D-Link D100, the device is a mid-range offering with a SIM slot for voice-calling, a popular feature in India. The D-Link D100 has been launched via online retailers including Flipkart, Snapdeal and eBay India at the price of 13,550.
D-Link has ventured in the tablet arena previously in the Middle-East with four offerings including the D100. However, we have no idea whether the company has seen any success in this arena or not. Let’s take a look at the technical specifications of the D100 tablet. The 19.9-cm (7.85-inch) tablet packs a 1024x768p IPS display, along with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4000 mAh battery. The D-Link D100 runs on Android 4.4.2 aka Android KitKat operating system and features a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 3G and voice-calling.
D-link has added USB-OTG support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS in the D100. At this price point, the D-Link D100 is poised to compete with Dell’s Venue 7 and 8 tablets, which are better in many ways for customers looking to buy an Android tablet in this price range.