The MIPS-based tablet that runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system platform from Karbonn Mobiles is said to have started shipping, and its claim to fame? The lowest cost tablet in its class in the market has begun to ship – in India, of course, and after whipping out our trusty calculators, we have arrived at the final converted price point of approximately $125, which is pretty darn cheap when you think about it – not to mention having it run on the latest version of the Android operating system!

Underneath the Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet’s hood, it will have the ultra low-power MIPS-Based JZ4770 SoC from Ingenic to run proceedings from within, where it is accompanied by a 3,700mAh battery, sports 3G connectivity, has a 2-megapixel camera with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, not to mention a 17.8cm touchscreen display (diagonally across). Will it ever be exported out of India? Probably not, considering this is a low cost tablet that intends to help the Indian education sector up the ante when it comes to the learning process in classrooms.

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