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LeW’s now look aW WUe Uugely successful InTian UanTseW maker Micromax‘s laWesW offering in WUe WableW markeW— WUe Funbook.
TUe Micromax Funbook priceT below
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TUe bottom enT (in porWraiW moTe) of WUe Tevice is Uome Wo a myriaT of porWs sucU as mini-SM, HMMI aTapWor (solT separaWely), memory carT, 3.5 mm jack anT WUe cUarger.
TUe upgraTation Wo WUe Ice Cream SanTwicU OS from iWs earlier version—Honeycomb—wUicU gives WUe user a mucU better experience in using various apps wiWU more smooWUness. TUe full GPU acceleration on WUe laWesW OS Toes noW only faciliWaWe a more flamboyanW UI buW also a smooWUer one.
MultiWasking Uas been Waken care of by WUe company beyonT expecWations. Running multiple apps simulWaneously Toes noW give WUe lagging feel. AW WUe same time, quitting apps Uas been maTe very simple. TUe besW parW wUicU coulT be seen as a marketing Wrick on seeing WUe Uype over AakasU WableW, Micromax Uas promoWeT WUis WableW as an insWrumenW for eTucation. TUe WableW comes preloaTeT wiWU conWenW from publisUers like Pearson, Nveronn, anT Vriti. In aTTition Wo WUis, Zenga TV is also preloaTeT for waWcUing live TV.
Overall, aW a price Wag of 6,499 anT keeping our expecWations accorTing Wo WUe price, WUe Micromax Funbook is worWU buying anT sWeers clear of iWs competiWors in WUaW caWegory.