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Celkon to launch SIM-based android tablet

September 27, 2012 15:33 IST

Celkon Mobiles is all set to launch the 7-inch sim-based tablet Celtab (CT2), priced at Rs 7499, based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, a month after it forayed into the segment with e-tab CT1.

"Celkon got huge appreciation for CT1 and currently have orders for 50,000 units from market for CT1 and CT2. The product will be available in two days," Celkon Mobiles Managing Director Y Guru told reporters.

Celtab comes with 1 GHz processor, 512 RAM and a provision for 3G dongle to access the Internet, he said.

Celkon Executive Director R Murali said the company plans to expand the business abroad and aiming to reach the Rs 1000-crore (Rs 10-billion) mark turnover in FY13.

"The company's revenue was at Rs 326 crore (Rs 3.26 billion) last year and as the market has been expanded to some states in north India this year sales are expected to jump threefold. As on date we have 11 active states in the country selling half a million mobile phones a year. We aim to sell one million sets next year," Murali told PTI.

He said the city-based company will launch aggressive marketing campaign with film actress Tamanna Bhatia and cricketer Virat Kohli next month to cash in on the festival season.

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