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Hands on with Spice Mi700 Internet Tablet (video)

19 Aug

And finally the Spice Internet Tablet Mi700 (thank God it ain’t called the Spicepad or the Spicetab!). Without much ado, let’s just put it this way – it is the same device as the Olivepad! So hit the break below and check out the Spice Mi700 or the Olivepad…

Spice launches Android smartphone in Malaysia, plans to launch Internet Tablet in August

26 Jul

Spice CSL of Malaysia, a JV between Malaysia’s CSL Group and Spice i2i (a Singapore-based entity of Spice Global) has launched an Android smartphone in Malaysia. Judging that it sports Spice branding, we assume that Spice Mobile will soon make its Android debut in India.

The Mi300 (the name might change if it is launched in India) is a typical mid-end Android smartphone (think of the HTC Wildfire) and has a 3.2 inch HVGA (320×480 pixels) display. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM 7227 SoC with a 600 MHz ARM processor and has 512 MB ROM/256 MB RAM. It currently runs on Android 1.6 but the company says it will be upgraded to Android 2.1 soon. We wonder why it wasn’t launched in Malaysia with Android 2.1 when other vendors are about to announce their smartphones running Android 2.2.

Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. On the multimedia front, the Mi300 offers a 5.0 MP camera and a 3.5 mm audio jack. We would be interested to see how soon Spice brings the Mi300 to India and at what price point. We would like to see it launched at about Rs 10,000.

Spice CSL is also planning to launch an Android-based Internet Tablet – the Mi700 – in August. It is expected to have a 7.0 inch touchscreen and we won’t be surprised if it shares its specs with the recently-announced Olivepad.