On 22nd July, 2010 India’s leading Convergence Solutions Device Developer, Olive Telecom launched OlivePad — VT100 which is India’s first 3.5G Pad tablet. The device was revealed by Mr. Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecom Mr. David Hind, CEO, Olive Telecom, Americas and Mr. Artem Orange, CEO, Olive CIS/CEE.
Olive brings India to the forefront of convergence technology with the OlivePad after the successful launch of many Industry firsts like OliveFrvrOn (India’s 1st Hybrid Phone), OliveZipbook (India’s 1st 3G embedded Netbook), OliveWiz (India’s 1st Triple SIM Qwerty device), OliveGenie (India’s 1st 3G Music Modem) & OLiveNexus (India’s 1st Pocket Router). The sale of OlivePad VT100 will be started in August, 2010. It will be available at Croma outlets soon.
The price of the OlivePad VT100 is expected to be Rs.20000-25000 which puts in the same league as the iPad. According to the company, OlivePad — VT100 launched in India first but has seen interest in Central, Eastern Europe and Russia and expects to launch Olive Pad in those markets in the near future. With an inbuilt three mega pixel camera and a front camera, Olive Pad can be used as a touch notebook for browsing, multimedia, instant messaging and social networking, GPS for maps and turn by turn directions, gaming console and also as e-book reader and TV.
Olive Pad operates on an Android Operating System and supports 3.5G HSUPA, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth. It is designed as a multi functional device. It also has a smartphone which allows voice and video calling. The new Olive Convergence portfolio is complete with WCDMA, CDMA, GSM and EV-DO handsets and smart-phones, Mobile Computing Devices and Advanced data modems for wireless broadband. This glossy appearing tablet also has Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth support. Olive has also added compass, G-sensor, ambient light sensor and dual speakers in the tablet.
Talking about the launch of India’s First Pad, Chairman, Olive Telecom, Mr. Arun Khanna said, “At Olive, it has been our constant endeavor to create products driven by technology at the forefront. With this launch, we are bringing consumers to experience cutting edge technology that the world has been talking of. It is the true convergence device that brings together the Computer, Mobile Phone and Entertainment on one platform. The Olive Pad is aimed at today’s technology savvy generation who want easy on the move connectivity.”
Unveiling the new product, Mr. David Hind, CEO, Olive Telecom, Americas said, “We are excited to launch the much awaited OlivePad in India. This latest creation from Olive will bring revolution in the field of technology with its magical features & stylish looks. Our global consumers are going to love this device because of the experience that it provides.”
CEO for Olive Telecom, CIS/CEE, Mr. Artem Orange said, “With Olive Pad we launch a new generation of mobile devices which become your true window to the world window in your pocket. With the same concept, we will evolve into more and more convergence devices giving the same reach and affordable experience to customers in India and across the world. We have received tremendous response from operators and consumers in highly sophisticated markets of Central, Eastern Europe and Russia and expect to launch Olive Pad in that market in the near future.”
Olive Pad Features:
- 3.5G HSUPA Connectivity
- Instant Messaging
- E- Book reader
- Web browsing including flash support
- Mini USB port
- Android Operating System
- Voice and Video Calling
- Inbuilt 3 mega pixel camera and a front camera
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- GPS for maps and turn by turn directions
OlivePad VT100 Full Specifications:
|Dimensions||179.4(H) * 110(W) * 11.5(T)|
|Screen||7inch* TFT Capactitive Touchscreen|
|Internal Memory||512 MB+ 512 MB|
|Memory Card support||upto 32 GB|
|3.5 mm audio jack||yes|
|Standby time||GSM:400h WCDMA : 550h|
|Talktime||GSM :1200mins WCDMA : 480 mins|
|Camera||3 MP Autofocus 4X zoom|
|Audio formats supported||MIDI, MP3, AMR, AAC AAC+|
|Amient Light sensor|