Byond Mi Book: Mi1

Byond Mi Book: Mi1

byond  Mi1
he Mi Book series from Byond with its sleek features is set to stir things up in the low cost Indian tablet market

On the 16th of October, Byond Tech, the Pune based mobile manufacturer company, launched itself into the Indian tablet scene with its low cost Mi series. Its first product the 7 inch Mi1 offers everything a user today wants in terms of design and features. However, it is the 3D feature that is set to attract a lot of people. Lets take a look at what it has to offer.

The Mi1 comes pre-loaded with applications in regional language apps and MS office suite which is set to attract a lot of local buyers.

Also featured in the device is a Kinetic scrolling touch pad and a capacitive 5 point multi-touch screen.

The 3000 mAH battery will provide a backup of 4 hours surfing time and 6 hours of video streaming which is a good thing as the device is priced at Rs 4,300.

The Mi book Mi1 will be available in shades of both Black and White and will come with a portable keypad.

But all said and done, it is the 3D image and video feature which will be of interest and will add to the fun. 3D goggles will come with the package. Here’s a brief look at the specifications.


  • 7-inch Capacitive Multi-touch display
  • 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • .3 Mega pixel front-facing camera
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 3G facility
  • WiFi
  • USB 2.0
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB internal memory expandable upto 32GB with microSD data card
  • 3000 mAh battery
The launch event in Delhi saw Zarine Khan promoting the products
The launch which featured Bollywood diva Zarine Khan walking down the ramp, also saw Byond Tech announce its plans to launch 9-inch and 10-inch tablet variants with built in SIM card slots. These devices forming the Laplet series from Byond Tech will all be priced below Rs 11,000 and will feature 3D pictures and goggles.

Mr. Manish Jain, Director of Sales at Byond Tech believes the company to sell around 1 million such tablets within a year and hopes to caputre around 15 percent of the emerging tablet market in India. Whether or not he will be right is an answer that only time can tell.

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