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Mobility Review

VeeDee D13 — Great Value for Money VeeDee, a relatively little known Indian tablet PC maker, has recently introduced this tablet in the Indian market Pros:


■Android ICS

■Battery back up

■Music quality

■No social network apps


from the matte finish white back panel. The



eeDee, a relatively little known Indian tablet PC maker, has recently introduced this tablet in the Indian market. The VeeDee D13 comes with a 7 inch display and has a very attractive specification. It is priced at `6,490 making it very attractive for the price conscious Indian consumers. In terms of design, the 7 inch VeeDee D13 is a decent device. The front panel of the tablet is in back colour while the back panel is white. The tablet is 13 mm thick which cannot be termed as very sleek since most 7 inch tablets these days come with around 10 mm thickness or less. The front part of the tablet has a VGA camera on the top right hand side while you can see "VeeDee" written at the bottom when you will hold the tablet horizontally. A black strip separates the front

button, 3.5mm audio jack, m i n i USM, volume rocker and charger slot are given on the right side of the tablet. The VeeDee D13 runs on Android 4.0.3 operating system. The D13 uses the basic Android 4.0 user interface as seen in most ICS devices without much tweaks.

Micromax Funbook Pro – Truly Professional Pros:


■Great display

■Reflective screen

■Fast processor

■Low sound output

■Good design

■No Bluetooth


unbook Pro features a 10 inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. The tablet is based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. India’s own mobile phone maker, Micromax had some time back introduced the Funbook Pro tablet in India with much fanfare. The Funbook Pro has better specification than the earlier tab like a 10.1 inch capacitive multitouch screen as against the 7 inch screen of the Funbook. It also has a bigger internal storage of 8 GB against 4 GB of Funbook. The Funbook Pro is priced at `10,990 but is available for Rs 9,999 from online retailers. However, the Funbook Pro has better specification than these but there is always a question mark over the real world performance of such low cost tablets. Since it is a 10 inch tablet, it looks huge but thanks to the rectangular shape, it is much easier to hold. It has also been built in 28 | August 2012

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such a way that you would comfortably hold it in your hand. Its back panel is dented on its four sides that gives it further grip while the matte finish ensures a firm grip. It has a glossy finish display that means it attracts a lot of fingerprints and hence you constantly need to clean it out if you want to see a clean device. If you have a sweaty hand, then you have to be extra careful. But it has a scratch resistant layer that runs edge to edge giving the tablet a flush and neat finish. If you hold it with the front camera on the right hand top side, then you will find all the connectors like mini HDMI port, 3.5 mm jack, mini USB port, charging port and the SD card slot along with the on/off button and reset button on the right hand side. The volume rocker and the return key are at the top, near the front camera. There are two speakers on the rear panel and strangely none in the front. This makes it quite hard to listen to songs or videos. All in all, the Micromax Funbook Pro is a good looking tablet vis-à-vis build and style. Though in terms of style, it is more of an average device.


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