Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2012

PANTEL launches Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet for just Rs. 3995/-

PANTEL PENTA IS709C TABLET

Tablet PC provider, Pantel Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has launched a very attractive looking Android 4.0 OS based Tablet, Penta T-Pad IS709C. The Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet is available from Pantel’s Online Store, Grabthefuture.in and the online retailers, Snapdeal.com and Homeshop18.com for just Rs. 3995/-.

Snapdeal and Homeshop18 are offering the 709c Tablet with Free Shipping across India within 5 days and Payment by Credit/Debit Cards, Net-Banking, Cash on Delivery and EMIs. Pantel’s Shopping Portal Grabthefuture.in is charging Rs. 304/- extra for Bank Charges and Shipping.

With an attractive look in Metallic Silver color,  a rich feature list and low price of just Rs. 3995/- it leaves competing Tablets far behind. With its low price, this Tablet can be a game changer in the Budget Tablet market. A Pouch for is being supplied with the Tablet and a Screen Protector is fixed to its LCD Display.

Other Tablets with similar specifications are priced much higher. The Lava E-Tab Z7H Tablet is priced 38% higher at Rs. 5499/- (without the Pouch), the Croma CRXT1075 Tablet is priced 50% higher at Rs. 5990/- (with a Free Pouch and Screen Protector)  and the HCL ME U1 Tablet is priced 100% higher at Rs. 7999/-.

The Penta T-Pad IS709C is an Android 4.0.4 (ICS) OS based Tablet. It uses the ROCKCHIP RK2906 SOC (Basically a RK2918 SOC without HDMI Output) and has a 7 Inch Multi-touch Capacitive Display.

The RK2918 SOC integrates a Cortex A8 - 1GHz Processor with support for NEON SIMD, a powerful GC800 Graphics Engine. The RK2918 SOC is the First SOC in the World to support hardware based decoding of full HD Videos at 1080p.

The Tablet has 512 MB RAM (Available Memory may vary depending on software configuration) and an Internal Memory of 4GB. Its Storage is expandable through a TF (Micro SD) Card up to 32 GB. The Tablet is equipped with a 0.3 MP (VGA) Camera for Video Chatting/ Skype Calling, a G-Sensor, a Mini USB (On-the-Go) Port and has a 3000 mAh Battery.

The Tablet offers Wi-Fi compliant wireless connectivity and supports 2G and 3G data connectivity using external USB Dongles (GSM and CDMA). The Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet is approved by BSNL for use with its Data Services. Pantel has a strategic alliance with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for bundling its Tablets with BSNL’s 3G Data Services.

Before purchasing this or any other budget Android Tablet you should verify the ‘Maximum Speed’ of its Processor using popular Benchmarking Software like Quadrant and AnTuTu, both available free-of-cost at the Google Play Store. During the last 30 days Quadrant and AnTuTu Benchmarking Software has been individually downloaded 1 – 5 Million times. (Statistics Source: Google Play Store). You may also use other Benchmarking and System Information Applications like Vellamo, Elixir2, Z-Device Test, Passmark Performance Test and Linpack for the same.

The usefulness of these Benchmarking and System Information Applications can be ascertained from the fact that during the last 30 days alone, up to 11.5 Million Users have installed these Applications on their Android Devices. (Statistics Source: Google Play Store).

Luckily for Consumers of Tablet PCs, Pantel has neither over-clocked the Cortex A8 Processor in the Penta T-Pad IS709C to 1.2/1.4/1.5 GHz nor it is falsely advertising the speed of the Cortex A8 Processor as 1.2/1.4/1.5 GHz.

Benefits to you: Without over-clocking, the Tablet is expected to offer Stable Operation as well as Good Performance. You will get no or fewerApplication Not RespondingError Messages in comparison with Tablets having over-clocked Cortex A8 Processors.  Without over-clocking, its SOC’s useful life shall also be extended due to lesser generation of Heat. The Tablet’s run-time on Battery shall also be longer in comparison with Tablets having over-clocked Cortex A8 Processors.

Our Review and Video Review of the PENTA IS709C Tablet is coming soon on this site. Stay tuned in.

The Tablet’s Home, Return and Menu Buttons are mounted on the front panel of the Tablet. Its Power Button is mounted on the Side next to its USB OTG-cum-Charging Port. There are no physical/hard buttons for increasing/reducing the Volume. Volume can be increased/decreased from its on-screen control. Its Microphone also appears to be on the front panel of the Tablet. At its location, the Microphone of the Tablet may offer a higher clarity during video chats/ Skype calls. The Camera of the Tablet is located at the corner of its front panel in an easier-to-hold Portrait Orientation. However, whether a corner mounted Camera would be convenient in actual use or not remains to be tested. The Tablet does not have a Full Size USB Host Port and a HDMI Port. Lava E-Tab Z7H and the  HCL ME U1 also do not offer Full Size Usb Ports. Pantel’s other popular model IS701C, priced at Rs.4999/- is equipped with a Full Size USB Host Port as well as a HDMI Port. The Battery of this Tablet has 7% more capacity than the Battery in the Lava E-Tab Z7H Tablet and 20% less capacity than the HCL ME U1 Tablet.

We tested Pantel’s Customer Care by calling them on phone (0120-480-5200). The number was answered at all times when we called with our queries. The Customer Care Staff was polite during all calls. However, some of the queries which could not be answered on phone were not responded by email, as assured.

Pantel offers many other models of fully featured Android Tablets.  Unlike many small Importers of Tablet PCs, Electronic and IT products, Pantel has multiple certifications on Quality and Compliance viz. :

  • ISO 9001:2008 (Certification for Quality)
  • ISO 14001:2004 (Certification for Environment Management)
  • RoHS (Certification of reduction of hazardous substances)
  • CE (Certificate of Compliance)

Update: 15 October 2012: Issues with PANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet: The pre-installed Facebook Application does not work. Gives Log-in Error. The Facebook Application cannot be updated from the Google Play Store as the Downloaded Update requires the pre-installed Application to be uninstalled and reinstalled. The pre-installed Application cannot be uninstalled as Root level Permissions are not provided to the User. Disabling and Enabling the Application again also does not help. It seems the pre-installed Application is corrupt or has a compatibility issue. We communicated the above mentioned issue to Pantel Customer Care on 15 October 2012 and are awaiting their resolution for the same.  Till a resolution for the issue is received, the User can access Facebook from the Tablet’s Browser. It will not give the same speed/user experience, but something is better than nothing. We also noticed minor and hairline scratches in Two out of Three Sealed Units received by us. Although the scratches are minor, these are present in new units, seems like yet another case of Quantity taking over Quality. The scratches on the 709c Tablets also reminded us of the scratches found and reported by many Owners of the recently launched iPhone 5.

Update: 17 October 2012. Issues with PANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet: Google‘s Chrome Browser and Friendcaster for Facebook also cannot be installed on the 709C Tablet. Both these Applications are not compatible with the current version of the IS709C Tablet’s Software. Also upon connecting a USB Dongle, a notification stating that the ‘Storage is Corrupted‘ appears. We have communicated these issues to Pantel Customer Care and have been informed that a ‘New Software’ for the IS709C Tablet shall be available soon.

Update: 18 October 2012. Issues with PANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet: External Power Speakers  (2.0/2.1) DO NOT WORK with the 709C Tablet when connected to its 3.5mm Audio Out Socket. They work fine when connected to other Budget as well as High End Tablets. For Music Lovers, this is a big shortcoming as all popular Mobile Phones, MP3 Players and Media Players work fine, when connected to External Speakers for a better listening experience.

Update: 29 October 2012. Software UpgradePANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet: We are testing a new Software Upgrade (Pre-Release version) for the 709c Tablet.  Its Partial Test Results are:

  • Pre-installed Facebook Application:  Works (did not work in the originally pre-installed software)
  • Tata Photon – Huawei EC 156 USB Data Card: Works (did not work in the originally pre-installed software)
  • Overall Performance and Stability: Good

Update: 3 November 2012. Highly Recommended PANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet:  We have completed testing of the new Software Upgrade for the 709c Tablet. “Facebook Log-in Error” was one of the major issues with this Tablet. After the new Software Upgrade, the Facebook Application works flawlessly. Another issue with this Tablet was that it did not support the Tata Photon Huawei EC156 USB Data Card. After the new Software Upgrade, this issue has also been resolved. With its new Software Upgrade, we highly recommend the Pantel-Penta IS709c Tablet. It has Good Performance, Stable Operation and offers Great Value-for-Money at a very reasonable price of Rs.3995/-. A detailed review of the 709c Tablet with its new Software Upgrade and the Download Link (URL) for its Software Upgrade shall be published on this Page soon.

Update: 5 November 2012. More USB Data Cards/Dongles are now supported with the New Software Upgrade - The PANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709c Tablet now supports Ten USB Data Cards/Dongles instead of Six USB Dongles supported earlier. The USB Data Cards/Dongles supported with the new Software Upgrade are:

  1. BSNL 3G – LW272 – WCDMA
  2. BSNL 3G – LW273 (White) – WCDMA
  3. Tera 3G – T3G72A – WCDMA
  4. BSNL 3G – ZTE – MF180 – WCDMA
  5. Tata Photon+ – Huawei(EVDO) – Ec156 – CDMA
  6. Airtel  Huawei – E1731 – WCDMA
  7. Idea Huawei – E1732 – WCDMA
  8. Reliance – ZTE – MF190 – WCDMA
  9. Huawei – E173 – WCDMA
  10. Huawei – E1550 -WCDMA

The USB Data Cards/Dongles not supported by the new Software Upgrade are:

  1. Micromax – MMX – 353G – WCDMA
  2. Micromax – MMX – 352G – WCDMA
  3. Reliance – ZTE(EVDO )-  AC2737 – CDMA
  4. MTS ZTE (EVDO) – AC2746 – CDMA
  5. MTS ZTE (EVDO) – AC2747 – CDMA
  6. Visiontek – 82G – WCDMA

Update: 6 November 2012. External Low Power 2.0 PC Speakers are supported - We tested GENIUS SP-Q06S 2.0 PC Speakers (2*0.5W) with the 709c Tablet after performing its Software Upgrade. The Speakers worked fine at all Volume levels. The Equalizer and Sound Effects also worked fine on the Tablet. However, CREATIVE-XFREE – 2.1 Speakers (2*10W) tested by us were supported only up to approx. 40% Output of the Tablet. F&D  3000U 5.1 Speakers did not work in any mode (2.1/4.1/5.1) with the Tablet. It seems that the Output Power of the Tablet’s Audio chip is less than that required by 2.1/ 4.1/ 5.1 Speakers.

Update: 7 November 2012. New Software Upgrade Available - Users of the 709c Tablet can resolve major issues faced by them with its new Software Upgrade. To get its Download Link and Software Upgrade Instructions click here. The Download Link (URL) for the new Software is mentioned in the Software Upgrade Instructions.

Update: 17 December 2012. New Software Upgrade Available - Users of the 709c Tablet can resolve any issues faced by them with its new Software Upgrade. To get its Download Link and Software Upgrade Instructions click here. The Download Link (URL) for the new Software is mentioned in the Software Upgrade Instructions.

The Technical Specifications of the Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet are :

  • Operating System            Android 4.0.4
  • SOC                                     Rockchip RK2906 (Basically a RK2918 SOC without HDMI Output)
  • Processor                           Cortex A8 1.0 GHz
  • GPU                                    Vivante GC800 Graphics Engine
  • RAM                                   512MB  (~323MB Available)
  • Internal Memory             4GB  (~2.04GB Available)
  • External Memory            Expandable up to 32 GB with a TF (Micro SD) Card
  • Display Type                     LCD
  • Display Size                      7 Inch
  • Touch Type                      Multi-touch Capacitive
  • Sensors
    •                                             Accelerometer (MMA8452Q – Present and Active/Enabled),
    •                                             Light Sensor (AL3006 – Present but Inactive/Disabled),
    •                                             Magnetic Field Sensor (AK8975 – Present but Inactive/Disabled),
    •                                             Orientation Sensor (AL3006 – Present but Inactive/Disabled)
    •                                             Proximity Sensor (AL3006 – Present but Inactive/Disabled)
  • Camera                              0.3 MP
  • Speakers                            Stereo Speakers
  • Battery Capacity              3000 mAh
  • USB Port                           Mini USB (On-the-Go)
  • Wireless Connectivity    Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Connectivity                     Supports 2G and 3G USB Dongles (GSM and CDMA)
  • Supported Dongles         (A Software Upgrade may be required by existing Users for support for all 10 Dongles. Originally the Tablet supported 6 Dongles)
    • BSNL 3G – LW272 – WCDMA
    • BSNL 3G – LW273 (White) – WCDMA
    • Tera 3G – T3G72A – WCDMA
    • BSNL 3G – ZTE – MF180 – WCDMA
    • Tata Photon+ – Huawei(EVDO) – Ec156 – CDMA
    • Airtel  Huawei – E1731 – WCDMA
    • Idea Huawei – E1732 – WCDMA
    • Reliance – ZTE – MF190 – WCDMA
    • Airtel Huawei – E173 BU-1 – WCDMA
    • Huawei – E1550 -WCDMA
  • Audio Jack                        3.5mm
  • Supported Video Formats   AVI(H.264, DIVX, XVID, rm, rmvb, MKV(H.264, DIVX, DIVX, XVID), WMV, MOV, MP4
  • Supported Audio Formats  MP3,WMA,MP2,OGG,AAC,M4A,MA4,FLAC,APE,3GP,WAV
  • Supported Document Formats  EPUB, MS-WORD, MS-EXCEL, MS-POWERPOINT, PDF, TXT
  • Quality & Compliance    FCC Approval, CE and ROHS
  • Warranty                           1 year
  • Package Contents            Tablet, Pouch, Charger, USB Charging-cum-PC Connectivity Cable, Mini USB to USB Converter Cable (for Dongles/Pen Drives), User Guide, Product Literature

Important Note: The Product Specifications have been updated by us on the basis of 3 Nos. IS709c Tablets evaluated by us on 13 October 2012. The Product Specifications on the Pantel and Snapdeal websites are different. Please check the exact Product Specifications with your Retailer/Pantel before placing your Order..

Image Credit: http://snapdeal.com

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Updated: 17 December 2012 10:06PM. Software Update.

Update: 29 November 2012. SOC Rockchip RK2906 (Basically a RK2918 SOC without HDMI Output)

Update: 7 November 2012. Download Link for Software Upgrade.

Updated: 6 November 2012. External Low Power 2.0 PC Speakers are supported.

Updated: 5 November 2012 6:54PM. More USB Data Cards/Dongles are now supported with the New Software Upgrade.

Updated: 3 November 2012 8:46PM. Highly Recommended – PANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet and Software Update.

Updated: 29 October 2012 4:45 PM. Homeshop18, New Software Update, Benchmarking Software and Sepcifications: Facebook Application Works, Tata Photon EC156 Works. Vellamo Benchmarking Software. Active/Inactive Sensors.

Updated: 26 October 2012 1:45 PM. Specifications: Active/Inactive Sensors.

Updated: 18 October 2012 1:45 PM. Issue: External Power Speakers  (2.0/2.1) DO NOT WORK with the 709C Tablet.

Updated 17 October 8:17 PM. Issue: Google Chrome Browser, Friendcaster for Facebook Applications are not compatible with the 709c Tablet. USB Dongle Notification Issue. Pantel Software Update Coming Soon.

Updated 15 October 11:52 AM. Issue: Pre-installed Facebook Application does not work. Gives Log-in Error.

Updated 13 October 6:11 PM. Product Price Comparison and Product Specifications.

About the Author

- Udit Malhotra is fond of Technology, Music, Event Management and Social Media. He has studied in-depth about Mobile & Desktop Platforms and Software Applications thereof. A keen Learner, he draws inspiration from his work experience from a few small businesses and leading global organizations including DELL where he has worked directly at the front-end with Consumers of Technology Products. He enjoys sharing his knowledge by helping other Users. You can also find him on Google+ ! +Udit Malhotra

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  1. Where to buy this in Bangalore?

  2. I have made a Debit Card purchase.my order no: 740256128. pls when its has to delivery panta tab.

  3. I made debit card purchased orround 8 day over but I am not getting that tab y.

  4. Deepak Barwal says:

    Sir…its play 720p or 1080p video or not..pls clear…

  5. Revanth Chadaga says:

    Hey Udit Malhotra, how do you know that it has ROCKCHIP RK2918 chipset? And pantel website says that it has Mali 400 GPU and not Vivante CG800!

    • @Revanth, We have tested the 709c Tablet and found it uses the RK2918 SOC. You are right that the Pantel website mentions its GPU as Mali 400. There are Two Possibilities 1. PANTEL is using both RK2918 and A13 SOCs in different lots of the 709c Tablet. 2. There is a Typographical Error on the Pantel and Snapdeal websites. We have communicated this to PANTEL and are awaiting their response. However, for now based on our actual Testing we reconfirm the SOC as RK2918 in the 709c available with us and IT IS SUPERB! The Video Review and Performance Review of the 709c shall be published soon. Stay tuned.

    • Revanth Chadaga says:

      TalkAboutTech Please do it quickly! And yes RK2918 Chip is very good! CG800 GPU is also very good! Does it come with super hd player or any other player??
      And DOES IT HAVE ON SCREEN BUTTONS FOR VOLUME CONTROL???

      PLEASE DO A VIDEO REVIEW SOON, I AM EAGERLY WAITING TO SEE ITS PERFORMANCE, I CANT WAIT TO ORDER IT!!

    • Revanth Chadaga, Pls. read the Post above carefully. The Hard Buttons are Power, Home, Return and Menu. Volume Controls are On-Screen. The Colors are Crisp, Sharp and the Brightness is Very Good in Video Playback. The Sound is also Loud and Clear (No Equalizer though, you will have to download Winamp separately for that). Order It. It Offers Very Good Performance and Great Value for Money. BTW we are waiting for your Screenshots/Pictures which show this Tablet has the A13 and the Super HD Player. If you are not sure, DO NOT Post Comments which are not evidence based. That way you are misleading other readers.

    • Revanth Chadaga There is no Super HD Player. Another Video Player is preinstalled. The Video Playback is Crisp, Bright and Sharp. We are evaluating the Performance of this Tablet with Data Cards/USB Dongles. We will publish our video and web reviews after completing all our tests soon. Till then pls. wait. As of now, for WiFi usage only, we recommend the Pantel 709c Tablet.

    • Revanth Chadaga says:

      TalkAboutTech And did you buy this tablet for reviewing?? If you did then you are really cool!

    • Yes Revanth, we bought it.

  6. Revanth Chadaga says:

    Spicy news! I sent a message to them about the changed SOC.
    They said "GC800 or GPU Version -OpenGL ES-CM1.1 is there in 709C".

    • Revanth Chadaga Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing. Don't Jump to Hasty Conclusions without knowing all the facts. We welcome readers comments here but please Don't Post Comments here without reading the Posts carefully. You are misleading other readers with your baseless comments. You tried this with the Lava Z7H Tablet review also. Pls. keep this in mind before commenting in your next Post otherwise we will have to block your comments. We are evaluating the Performance of this Tablet with Data Cards/USB Donglse. We don't publish half-baked/ dishonest reviews. We will publish our video and web reviews after completing all our tests soon. Till then pls. wait. As of now, for WiFi usage only, we recommend the Pantel 709c Tablet.

    • Revanth Chadaga says:

      I am not misleading your readers as you think! If you think so then you can delete my comments! And yes i was wrong about the LAVA etab`s comment, so i removed the comment myself!

      And I have decided to order it tomorrow via Snapdeal
      And after a bit of research I found that RK2918 to be more advanced and has better VPU!!!
      So pantel has done a very good job

      And as soon as I get the tablet, i will inform you and will open a group in Facebook and i will make a video that day itself!!
      I am getting very exited as i am buying my first android device(tablet)

      And sorry for misleading your readers and you can delete my comments and again sorry for LAVA etab`s comment because i thought all A10 and A13 tabs have 1008 Mhz frequency! And you have done a great job in spreading consumer awareness!!

      And as soon as I get the tablet, i will inform you and thanks for your valuable responses

    • Revanth Chadaga Good, We appreciate your truthfulness. With your Order inside the Box from Pantel you will also get a Zipper Pouch for the Tablet. That should save you another Rs.300/-. Pls. Note Many USB Dongles do not work with the 709c. Only the 6 Dongle Models listed on the Pantel Product Page for 709c do. We tested Tata Photon Huawei-EC152. It DOES NOT work with 709c and gives an Error Message to Format the TF/SD Card! Airtel E1731 BU repeat BU will work with the 709c, E1731 CS DOES NOT work with the 709c. Thus the Delay in finalizing our Web & Video Reviews. Since this will be your First Tablet. Let me give you a bit of Clarity…A10 and A13 are SOCs and not Processors. A10/A13 Chips contain the CPU+VPU+GPU+Audio Codec+Power Management Module+USB & HDMI Controllers. Both are manufactured in China by Allwinner Technology Co. Ltd. The A13 SOC contains the Cortex A8 Processor which has been optimized for Speeds upto 1GHz (600MHz-1GHz). I have updated my Post on the Lava Z7H Tablet with detailed information about the Cortex A8 Processor, the A13 SOC and the Tablet's Build Quality vs. other Brands. Read it, You might find it useful. The Mali 400 GPU has been designed by ARM and is used in the A13 SOC. The Mali 400 GPU renders a slightly better depth of Colors, while the GC800 offers a Crispier, Brighter and Sharper. The 709c Tablet also offers a Good and Loud Sound for playing your Music without a Headset. Side-by-side Comparisons of 3-4 Tablets are coming soon on this site. When you get your Tablet DO NOT CONNECT a USB Dongle which is not supported. Also, the 709c Tablet does not offer Root Level Permissions to the User, so DO NOT experiment till you are sure of what you are doing. Good Luck! and Feel Free to send-in your Queries in the future.

    • Revanth Chadaga says:

      Wow pantel are giving a pouch!
      I have done quiet a lot of research about rk2918 and A13 chipsets(SOC) and I found that rk2918 is very impressive!! And vivante GC800 is very good and almost equivalent to Mali 400 and I have the knowledge of Android apps, root, hardware, CPU(processors), soc`s, gpu`s etc…… So you dont need to consider me as a NOOB!
      And I dont have any dongle, and i never use one as I have WiFi
      And coming to the root I found some saying unlockroot will work, but who cares!
      And i am really impressed that BSNL and Pantel gives pouch!
      And do they give USB cable or Mini USB to USB female(OTG) cable??
      Again thanks for your valuable response!

    • @Revanth Chadaga, UPDATE on 709c….With continued testing, we find the performance of the 709c to be much better than other budget Tablets like the Lava Etab Z7H. Its Kernel is refined. Its Boot Time is minimal in comparison. Brightness is High. Even the Icons are Crispier. The Sound Quality and Volume is Better. Pantel says it has Dual Speakers. Although, We have not tested both Channels/Balance yet. The 709c Looks more expensive than its competitors. Its Customer Care Department can actually support its Products. The Tablet has an FCC and a CE Approval as well. It comes with a Printed User Guide, Application Guide and other relevant information. YES…A USB Charger cum Data Cable AND a USB Receptacle to Mini USB OTG Cable is also provided. All this for such a reasonable price….ENJOY!!!

    • Revanth Chadaga says:

      TalkAboutTech Wow thanx for your valuable reply!! I am ordering it today itself!!

  7. Revanth Chadaga says:

    TalkAboutTech Shall I proceed ordering it tomorrow? What do you say about it Udit Malhotra?
    Shall I go for it or wait for some others?

    • Revanth Chadaga We are evaluating the Performance of this Tablet with Data Cards/USB Dongles. We don't publish half-baked/ dishonest reviews. We will publish our video and web reviews after completing all our tests soon. Till then pls. wait. As of now, for WiFi usage only, we recommend the Pantel 709c Tablet.

  8. Umesh says:

    I recived the tablet yesterday, yes it has a rockchip, the tablet looks good, wifi connection was smooth, connected to my Huwei 173 dongle with ease, touch is great, only cons seems to be the battery, but I will have to check for 2 to 3 days on a full charge, got a score of 2550 on An Tu Tu

    • Umesh says:

      Also want to add it runs on Android 4.0.4 and not 4.0.3 as specified, makes it even better

      • Thanks for the Update. The Android OS version was published on the basis of the specifications published on the Pantel website, on the date of this Post. You are right the actual Tablet comes with Android version 4.0.4. The Sensors in the Tablet are also not mentioned on the Pantel website. While its other competitors are offering just a 3-xis Accelerometer. the 709c Tablet received by us is equipped with 5 Sensors viz. a 3-axis Accelerometer, 3-axis Magnetic Field Sensor, an Orientation Sensor, a Proximity Sensor and a Light Sensor. Enjoy!

        • Wow 3-axis Accelerometer, 3-axis Magnetic Field Sensor, Orientation Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Light Sensors!!! Brilliant. Will receive the product in 2-3 days!! Cant wait for it!

          • Hi Revanth, Your excitement and wait is understandable. I think you should get yours in Davanagre before the coming weekend. Load your favorite Apps and Games and do post your feedback here.

          • Tracked my order , status: In Transit[Contact]
            Estimated shipping date: 16th Oct 2012

          • Update: 15 October 2012: Issues with PANTEL-Penta T-Pad IS709C Tablet: The pre-installed Facebook Application does not work. Gives Log-in Error. The Facebook Application cannot be updated from the Google Play Store as the Downloaded Update requires the pre-installed Application to be uninstalled and reinstalled. The pre-installed Application cannot be uninstalled as Root level Permissions are not provided to the User. Disabling and Enabling the Application again also does not help. It seems the pre-installed Application is corrupt or has a compatibility issue. We communicated the above mentioned issue to Pantel Customer Care on 15 October 2012 and are awaiting their resolution for the same. Till a resolution for the issue is received, the User can access Facebook from the Tablet’s Browser. It will not give the same speed/user experience, but something is better than nothing. We also noticed minor and hairline scratches in Two out of Three Sealed Units received by us. Although the scratches are minor, these are present in new units, seems like yet another case of Quantity taking over Quality. The scratches on the 709c Tablets also reminded us of the scratches found and reported by many Owners of the recently launched iPhone 5.

          • Revanth Chadaga says:

            The default Facebook app is crap, most of its users are facing similar problems, it consumes lot of memory and CPU, instead we can use "Friendcaster For Facebook" which is lot better than the official facebook app! And i want to know where the minor scratches are present, is it on the screen?

          • Revanth, The Third Party App The 3rd Party App "Friendcaster for Facebook" is NOT COMPATIBLE with this Tablet. The only work-around as of now is to use the Browser for using Facebook. Also, User Privacy and Security also becomes more vulnerable with Third Party Apps of Popular Apps like Facebook. I hope either by removing the preinstalled App/ or by rectifying the issue Pantel will resolve the issue soon; . We found minor hairline scratches on the Frame near the Camera in Two Units. The Screen is protected with a Screen Protector. The Tablet that you shall receive may/may not have any scratches. Keep your fingers crossed. Good Luck!

  9. Revanth Chadaga says:

    TalkAboutTech Udit Malhotra I have ordered this tablet! When I get it I will update you!

  10. srinivas says:

    dear umesh is this pent t-tab is good…can purchase it….plz
    rly…

    • @ Srinivas, While you wait for Umesh’s opinion… After having evaluated 3 different units of the PANTEL 709C Tablet we can recommend this Tablet to any Buyer notwithstanding the fact that as of now, the pre-installed Official Facebook Application has an issue and we have also observed minor hairline scratches on two of these Tablets. As of now this model offers Great Value-for-Money and Superior Performance than its competitors. For comparative details, read our review about the Lava E-Tab ZH Tablet and Preview about the MTNL-TERACOM Tablets. It will make your decision making easier. Our Detailed Web and Video Review of the 709C shall also be published soon. Do check-these out. Also, your purchase from Snapdeal can become cheaper till 16 October 2012. Snapdeal is offering a 5% Cash-Back on purchases above Rs.5,000/- upto 16 October 2012. So if you are buying anything else worth Rs.1005/- more, you will save Rs.250/-. Visit Snapdeal.com for more details regarding the offer.

  11. Fak Engr says:

    I want to know whether I can access the internet via any other means except dongle. Can I connect a keyboard with it? I want to use internet via a bluetooth modem from my mobile phone. Please give quick reply. I am thinking of buying it very soon.

    • You can access Internet on this Tablet WITHOUT using a USB Dongle/WiFi Router using the 'USB/Portable Hotspot' Features available in many Mobile Phones. Phones which support this use Android 2.2+, iOS 4.2.5+ and Windows Phone 7. You can use a phone's 'Mobile Hotspot' feature and connect the Tablet to your phone over WiFi.The pre-requisites are a Mobile Phone having i. GPRS/3G facility and ii. WiFi facility. We have not connected a Keyboard with this Tablet yet. With most Tablets it works. USB Keyboard-cum-Tablet Cases are easily available in the market for ~Rs.400/-. We have not tested this Tablet yet using the Bluetooth PAN. We have also not tested Bluetooth Dongle support for this Tablet yet for Data Transfer over a Bluetooth PAN.

    • Fak Engr says:

      TalkAboutTech can i connect both keyboard and mouse with it ? Out of Aakash 2 and this tab, which one is better? And thanks for the information you have given for my question.

    • Fak Engr says:

      And what is the main disadvantage of these two tabs ? Why BSNL's name is associated with it?

    • Fak Engr says:

      Please specify what are the things in the packet along with the Tablet? Is there a charger and earphone available with this packet?

    • Fak Engr Using a Mini USB Hub/Splitter you can connect a Keyboard and Mouse with the 709C Tablet. All the Sales Package Contents have been updated above in the Specifications section of the post. I also suggest you to go through the Updates to this Post dtd. 13, 15 & 17 Oct. 2012.

    • Have not seen the Akash 2/Ubislate 7C+ so can't comment about it. Its Specifications are similar to 709C and other Budget Tablets on the market, however it's Key Differentiator at a projected price of Rs.4500/- is an inbuilt GSM Mobile Phone. Its SAR figure has not been published yet. The Bty.Backup specified is 3 Hrs. It has won rave reviews abroad. It is expected to be launched during Nov. 2012. You can read more about it at: http://aakashtablet.com/ubislate/index.html

  12. Revanth Chadaga says:

    HI Udit Malhotra, got the tablet ie. IS709C from Snapdeal, its all the same as you have mentioned it is just brilliant! But one problem I have two headphone of both 3.5mm jack and one has 2 segments and the other has 3 segments. 3 segments one works fine with my tablet but the two segments one doesnt work with my tablet. Please help me!

    • We tested the 709c using Two Headsets, a Sony Mobile Hands-free and a pair of Chinese Ear-plugs. Both work fine. Your issue might be Headset specific.

      • Did your headsets 3.5mm jack contained 3 segments or 2 segments??(black lines)

        • Revanth, It worked fine with both. FYI: Black Lines/ Rings are not decorative, they have a purpose. The 2 Black Circular Plastic Separator Rings are for separating Left Channel-Output, Right Channel-Output and Ground/Common. The 3 Black Circular Plastic Separator Rings are for separating Microphone Input, Left Channel-Output, Right Channel-Output and Ground/Common. The Impedance of the Earphones may also be different, thereby changing the audio response/ your hearing experience. The 3 Separator Ring Units are generally bundled as Hands-Free Units with Mobile Phones. At times the length of its connector can be slightly longer than the standard size and can damage the Earphone Socket permanently. Avoid using Mobile Phone Hands-free Units with other devices.

          • Two ringed one is not working for me!! Please tell me what should i do????

          • Try another Headset/ contact Pantel Customer Care.

          • Revanth Chadaga says:

            tried even my friends 2 ringed one and not working! Strange problem, i love listening to music but my headset with 3 rings is very medicore! Should contact Snapdeal and ask for replacement

          • Revanth Chadaga says:

            Can I get headphones/headsets with 3 rings in the market??? So that they will work with this tablet?? Please do reply

          • Visit an Electronics/ Mobile/ Music Store in your neighborhood. Check the Headphones with your Tablet then buy the same. We have checked more Headsets, Sony and Nokia Headsets work well with the 709C. UPDATE from Pantel: 709c Software Update Coming Soon.

          • Revanth Chadaga says:

            Have you tried connecting 2.1 channel or 5.1 channel speakers with 3.5mm jack???

          • We have tested Three 709c Tablets. It does not work with external Power Speakers like 2.0/2.1 Other Tablets and Media Players work fine. Please read our update above regarding this issue.

  13. vishal vishwakarma says:

    is it ugradable to 4.1 jelly bean?

    • We have no information regarding this as of now. Also, FYI, Root Level Privileges are not available on the 709C. Pls. contact Pantel Customer Care for information regarding the same.

  14. nalin says:

    is there any solution for facebook .Its not working .Did u got any info from pantel?

    • We are are in touch with Pantel Support and are waiting for their update. The 3rd Party App "Friendcaster for Facebook" is also NOT COMPATIBLE with this Tablet. The only work-around as of now is to use the Browser for using Facebook.

      • Revanth Chadaga says:

        I have sucessfully downloaded and installed Friendcaster for facebook! Not from Play Store but from some other website and I have logged in and it works fine!! Why it is not compatible???

    • UPDATE from Pantel: 709c Software Update Coming Soon.

      • nalin says:

        Is the update can be done by user form the tablet menu update screen or need to send to customer care for flashing.

        • The Update can be done by the User himself. The Upgrade will take approx. 5 to 10 minutes. Procedure: You will receive a Download link (for every user's benefit, we will also post it here with instructions soon) >> Download the Software ~300MB (ZIP/RAR File) >> Extract the File >> Copy the extracted files in the Root Folder of an SD/ Memory Card >> Insert the Memory Card in the Tablet >> Power ON the Tablet >> The Software Upgrade will begin automatically >> Follow the Onscreen Instructions, if any >> When Done…You will be prompted to Delete the Upgrade File(s). >> Delete the Upgrade File(s) from the SD/ Memory Card >> Done >> Enjoy!

          • nalin says:

            Thanks.I ll do the same procedure .What is the expected date for this release? By doing this , all previous data will be safe or it will be deleted.

          • Have not received a specific date from Pantel yet, but I believe it will be during this week. You will not lose any Mails as those will be in your Gmail Account. You will have to reinstall your preferred Applications. You will not lose Data on your SD Card.

  15. how can i connect my dongel to my tab because it shows storage damaged

    • Have you connected a Tata Photon or other Dongle which is not in the list of Compatible Dongles (mentioned above) ? This message appears when you connect a Dongle which is not compatible with 709C.

    • The "Storage Damaged" Notification does not appear if you connect the Dongle first and then Power "On" the Tablet.
      The following Procedure works with Tablets approved with 709c :
      To connect your Dongle on the Network. Start Launcher/Go to Settings >>
      In Wireless & Networks, Select "More" >>
      Select Mobile Networks >>
      Enable the Check-Box "Data Enabled" >>
      Enable the Check-Box "Data Roaming" >>
      Click on OK in "Attention Box" >>
      Click on Network Operators >>
      Click on "Select Automatically" >>
      You will see a Pop-up "Registered on Network" and Mobile Phone like Signal Bars near the Clock of the Tablet >>
      Done >>
      To check start your Browser and open a web page.

  16. Joji.M says:

    comparing Vivante GC800 and Mali-400 , which GPU is best ? . what about video playbak (720p & 1080p) . Is this tab support flash 11 ?

    • In side-by-side comparisons of the same videos with the same settings on the same Video Players, we found the GC800 in the 709c Tablet to be delivering better performance than the Mali-400 in the Lava E-Tab Z7H Tablet. I would say it is not just the GPU but the overall integration and tuning of the Hardware and accompanying Software. 1080p videos play well on the 709C Tablet.
      ADOBE FLASH PLAYER IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED FOR NEW DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS. FLASH PLAYER WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED ON ANY ANDROID VERSION BEYOND ANDROID 4.0.x.
      Supported Devices must have Adobe Flash Player 11 installed prior to 15 August 2012. Support is limited to Android 2.x to 4.0.x. Android 4.1 or later is not supported. According to the BBC, “Adobe will continue to offer security updates and bug fixes for existing versions of Flash until September 2013.”
      Adobe Flash Player 11.1 is pre-installed in the 709c Tablet. However, the latest version of Flash IS NOT supported for installation by the Default Browser and Firefox installation in our 709C Tablet.
      I also suggest you to go through the Updates to this Post dtd. 13, 15 & 17 Oct. 2012 mentioned above. These may help in your decision making.

  17. Eman says:

    Few more queries about this tablet
    Is Firefox is working and tested on this tablet
    Battery backup time
    Is storage corrupted Error is there after connecting a compatible/incompatible Data card ?

    • Firefox works. No issues found yet.. Battery backup seems as per specifications. Have not done extensive Drain Tests till now. We do not have a compatible Data Card at this time so all our Tests are restricted to usage over a Wireless Router or on Standalone basis. Shall be posting some Important Updates by today evening. Do them check-out.

  18. nalin says:

    I am using micromax dongle its working fine. I think all dongle will work.AS micromax is not mentioned in the list still working.
    just need to do data enable on on setting.

    • It is good to know that your Dongle is working properly. All Dongles may not work with this/any other Tablet due to Driver issues. With industry standards not being followed to cut costs, the compatibility issues between devices are here to stay.

      • Rather than a dongle we can buy the Micromax MMX400R wifi router which will create a wifi hotspot for a 3g network inserted and it costs just 2000 or 2200 just 600-700 costlier than a dongle!

        • That’s an option for home usage, but you can’t travel with a WiFi Router. Also, many Dongles are available Free-of-Cost upon prepayment of 1 or 2 months Data Plan charges in many Circles. The Battery in a Portable WiFi Router lasts only for a few hours, whereas you don’t need a Battery for a USB Dongle. A WiFi Router’s Signal Strength is dependent upon its placement, distance, walls, ceilings, etc. A Dongle has comparatively fewer limitations.

      • nalin says:

        I am getting the problem like storage is corrupted .But still i am able to connect to internet.Sometimes the tab is not detecting my dongle and reconnecting it works fine.
        Even i think we can connect a mobile phone thru a usb tethering which is also useful.

        • Are you using a Pantel Approved dongle? Yes you can connect this Tablet using the "WiFi Hotspot/ Tethering Feature" on supported Mobile phones. Have explained this above to FakEngr. In an Android Phone Go to Wireless and Network Settings >> Tethering and Portable Hotspot Settings >> Enable Mobile AP >> Go to Mobile AP Settings >> Configure Mobile AP >> Assign a Network SSID eg. MyAP >> Select Security as WPA2 PSK >> Assign a Password MyTab >> Save Settings >> Exit Settings on Phone. On your Tablet, Go to Settings >> WiFi Settings >> Switch WiFi ON >> Scan Network >> Select your Network "MyAP" >> Enter Password "MyTab" >> Press Connect >> Done. Tap on MyAP. You will see the Connectivity and Signal Details on your Tablet. Speed of Connectivity will depend on your Data Plan.

  19. Umesh says:

    Iam using a Huawei 173 , the dongle works fine, no error message, rest all problems mentioned above are present, will soon get sorted out with an update I hope. Inspite of all this its VFM

  20. Revanth Chadaga says:

    Hi Udit Malhotra, my video demo:

  21. Seshu says:

    This is only for Advanced users Only, if you Brick you device i am noway responsible
    -—————————————————————————————————————-
    Note: Warranty is void if you root your device.

    Download the Android SDK.
    Run the SDK Manager and Select Your Packages.
    Install the Google USB Driver Package.

    Now Connect your Penta Tab to your PC

    Drivers will get installed Automatically

    Now under Device Manager you should see Android Phone—→Android Adb interface

    now enable USB Debugging Under Settings—> Developer options

    Now the tricky part
    -————————

    I had gone through a lot of forums to get my device detected through adb.

    On Windows7:

    mkdir USERPROFILE.android
    notepad USERPROFILE.androidadb_usb.ini

    Now copy the following in the notepad

    Insert this one line:

    0×2207

    Save the file, exit Notepad

    Now download the exploit
    -—————————————

    Search for Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v3 in google first link will be from XDA click that
    after downloading unzip it and run Runme.bat and select option 4

    now follow onscreen instructions.

    VOILA, you should now have root access on your device

    • As a Software Update for the 709c Tablet is expected during this month. We DO NOT recommend the above rooting procedure. It will VOID your Tablet's Warranty and may render your Tablet permanently UNUSABLE.

    • Amit says:

      Hi Seshu,

      Can you please explain the follwoing in a little more detail:

      On Windows7:

      mkdir USERPROFILE.android
      notepad USERPROFILE.androidadb_usb.ini

      Now copy the following in the notepad

      Insert this one line:

      0×2207

      Save the file, exit Notepad

      Now download the exploit

      Regards,
      Amit

  22. sumesh says:

    Hi, most of the things are workin fine forme eexcept google play. It says no devicel. Any solutions?

    • Google Play Store works fine on WiFi as well as via USB Cable. We have tested it in Windows 7.
      Procedure:
      In Tablet’s Settings Developer Options ENABLE “USB Debugging” >>
      Power Off Tablet Connect USB Cable to Tablet >>
      Connect USB Cable to PC >>
      Start PC Log-into Windows >>
      Power On Tablet >>
      USB Device will get Detected on PC along with its Memory Card >>
      In Tablet’s Settings you will see “USB Debugging Connected” and “USB Connected” >>
      Start Browser and Visit Google Play Store Select the Desired Application Click on Install >>
      You will see “Unknown Full AOSP on RK29SDK” in the “Installation Pop-up Window” in your Browser >>
      Click on “Install” You will see “This App will be downloaded to your Device shortly”
      The desired Application will get downloaded and installed on the Tablet in a minute or so (depending on its size). >>
      Safely Remove USB Device from PC Disconnect Cable from PC >>
      Done!

  23. Shefali says:

    Heyyyy pls tell me how cn i removed pre installed apps as i dont want to use them…my main motto is to reading books..how cn i do this?? nd pls also tell me some softwares by whih i cn save my battery life…pls reply soon….

    • The 709c Tablet does not come with Full Access Rights/ Permissions to the end-User. As such you can only 'Disable' the pre-installed Applications (System Applications), but you cannot completely uninstall the same.
      To Disable/Freeze an Application, you may use a 3rd Party Application like "Titanium Backup Key ★ root" by Titanium Track. Its base version is Free and Pro version costs approx. Rs.300/-.
      For improving run time on Battery:
      1. Fully Charge and Fully Discharge the Battery 3-5 times.
      2. When not required, switch "WiFi" Off.
      3. Do Not use the Tablet at Full Brightness, use "Auto or a Low Brightness Level" comfortable for viewing/ reading.

  24. karthikesh says:

    Is this tablet works fine..??
    What about 3D gaming…??
    Battery backup for gaming..??
    Application response…??

  25. Shefali says:

    heyyy m again facing a problem while downloading nything from google play…"can't download error 403" wht sould i do?? pls reply…

    • Pls. follow the procedure EXACTLY as mentioned in our Comment. If you are doing anything different, pls. let us know. We believe that the issue being faced by you is a PC/Browser related issue. If the issue does not get resolved, pls. contact Pantel for Product Support.

  26. hi i have ordered the bsnl penta IS 790c. My necessity to for browsing and using mails… i am also planning to use micromax mmx 400r wireless router for this tablet. please help whether this tablet will support this router.

    • We have not tried the MMX 400r Router, as such we cannot comment about it. However, User reviews indicate that the Product delivers satisfactory performance. User reviews also mention about issues with its Power button and LED indicators. We suggest you to try it before you buy it, using a Friend's MMX 400r or at a Micromax Store on 2G and 3G Speeds. Note : Its Performance and Time-on-Battery will be affected by Network Preferences, Type of SIM cards, connected Accessories and Individual Usage Pattern.

  27. Fak Engr says:

    I am confused about the speed of the processor. The official site has mentioned the speed as 1.2GHZ , but some other sites have mentioned it as 1GHZ. Please clarify me what is the processor speed written on the tablet you have received. Also can we download and install android apps from Google play.

  28. Fak Engr says:

    Snapdeal has written in the specification, speed is 1.2GHZ.But you have mentioned it as 1 GHZ. Please clear my confusion.

  29. UR BIGGEST FAN says:

    Hiiii pls tell me any idea when pental will release a new update for dis?? pls reply as soon as possible..nd one more thing will JUICE DEFENDER really works for my Pantel IS709C for increasing battery lyf…pls reply…

    • Pantel Officials are not specifying any date/timeline for the update. We will share it with you as soon as we receive it. We have not tried Juice Defender. For improving run time on Battery: 1. Fully Charge and Fully Discharge the Battery 3-5 times. 2. When not required, switch "WiFi" Off. 3. Do Not use the Tablet at Full Brightness, use "Auto or a Low Brightness Level" comfortable for viewing/ reading.

  30. Shubhjit says:

    when i am click on camera icon
    tab say-can`t connect to camera

  31. Shubhjit says:

    when i am click on camera icon

  32. What is the speed of the tablet? Is it 1.2GHZ or 1GHZ? Please make it clear. What is the speed written on the tablet you have got?

  33. vishal vishwakarma says:

    Got my Tab M Happy but While Charging it get charged till 94% only it shows charging but the percentage never increase after 94% is it normal?

    and it has only one mini usb we can either charge or can use dongle.. is there any USB HUB type thing avaiable to MULTIPLY ITS MINI USB PORT TO ATLEAST 2 USB PORTS?

    PLEASE REPLY TABLET GURU..

    Thanks..

    and people u can ask me thing about dongle usage as i have evaluated this product using my dongle..

    all the things works fine no stability issue.. PLAY STORE works just awesome.. recommended use 3G services to access the play store and while using it for the first time with network connectivity it takes time or run slow because it updates all its applications like Google play store..

    any questions?

    • Switch 'Off' the Tablet while charging. This allows the battery to reach its threshold voltage correctly and reflects the correct current level responsible to terminate its charge. A parasitic load confuses the charger. For safe and optimal charging, we recommend normal charging for 0.50 to 0.8 times Battery Capacity i.e. 0.50 * 3000 = 1.5 Hours to 0.8 * 3000 mAh = 2.4 Hours. We do not recommend charging the Battery for more than 3 Hours. A Lithium-ion Battery does not need to be fully charged; a partial charge is better. Discontinue using charger and/or battery if the battery gets excessively warm. I have not come across Mini USB Hubs yet. You can use the Converter Cable (supplied with the Tablet) and connect a standard USB HUB ~Rs.100/-. Which USB Dongle are you you using ?

      • Vishal Vishwakarma says:

        I hve tried using usb hub but i cant charge it in this situation because usb hub never passes charging voltage to the tablet.. any other way..?

        • Do Not simultaneously use your USB Device(s), Tablet and Charger. The Charger supplied with the 709c Tablet is designed for providing a 'limited' Charging Current to the Tablet and not to Multiple Devices. With simultaneous usage of USB Devices, Tablet and Battery Charging you may permanently damage your Tablet's Charger /and Tablet, As recommended earlier, Switch 'Off' your Tablet while charging its Battery.

  34. Prasanta says:

    Can you specify the actual speed of this tablet ? Some sites have given it as 1.2GHZ and some has given as 1GHZ. What is the speed written on the tab you have got ? The official site has also written both these speeds in the specification. So i am confused about the speed. Please clarify my doubt.

    • ARM has designed the Cortex A8 Processor for operation between 600MHz – 1000MHz (1 GHz). Pantel website by error had published the 709c Tablet's Processor Speed as 1.2 GHz. We had pointed it out to Pantel. They have rectified their error in the Processor Speed. The 709c Tablet's Specifications now correctly show its Processor Speed as 1 GHz. The printed Retail Packaging of the 709c Tablet also clearly states its Processor Speed as 1 GHz. Like Desktops and Laptops, over-clocking of a Tablet Processor's Speed may lead to instability of running Applications, Unstable overall Performance, Booting Issues, Hanging, Higher Battery Drain and Overheating of the Tablet. We do not recommend it.

    • Vishal vishwakarma says:

      its 1ghz officially but it can be over clocked upto 1.5ghz

      • NO. the 709c Tablet's SOC Manufacturer clearly specifies its Processor Speed as 1GHz. This Tablet has been tuned for Performance and Stability of Operation at Speeds ranging between 408MHz to 1008 MHz as required, on an interactive basis. Do not over-clock it to 1.5GHz, the Tablet will malfunction and your Product Warranty may become Void.

  35. Sambit says:

    I have seen some peoples are telling that internal memory is showing 2 GB only, not 4GB. Have you encountered anything like this till now on your tab ? The memory is 4 GB or less. Is there an external micro SD card slot for increasing the memory available on the tab ?

    • The Internal Memory of the 709c Tablet is 4GB. The Tablet's Operating System and Preloaded Content uses approx. 2 GB of Internal Memory. Remaining 2GB is available for User's Content. The 709c Tablet has a Memory/SD Card Slot. You can expand its External/Removable Storage Capacity up to 32GB (Please refer to the Specifications above).

  36. Anonymous says:

    hai sir, I had already purchased penta ttab from IS709C from snapdeal.com. where I can get foldable dairy type pouch for this tab/ please reply…

  37. Vishal Vishwakarma says:

    i am using E173BU-1 AIRTEL..

  38. Babhu says:

    I bought this tablet yesterday

    for 3500 rupees it is good tablet and i have only one problem with the tablet which is battery backup.

    I tried to recharge it. It is not reaching even 90%. I switch off the tablet and started recharging but problem still exist.

    Is this problem with the tablet?

    • 1. Switch 'Off' the Tablet while charging (you mentioned you have done that). This allows the battery to reach its threshold voltage correctly and reflects the correct current level responsible to terminate its charge. A parasitic load confuses the charger. For safe and optimal charging, we recommend normal charging for 0.50 to 0.8 times Battery Capacity i.e. 0.50 * 3000 = 1.5 Hours to 0.8 * 3000 mAh = 2.4 Hours. We do not recommend charging the Battery for more than 3 Hours. A Lithium-ion Battery does not need to be fully charged; a partial charge is better. Discontinue using charger and/or battery if the battery gets excessively warm.

      2. Fully Discharge and Fully Recharge the Battery 3-5 times, it allows it to reach its Optimal Capacity.

      3. What is the Software Build of your Tablet ? You can find it in Settings >> About Tablet >> It will read like a Date in Year-Month-Date Format eg. 20120522

      4. Where did you buy the 709c from for Rs.3500/- ?

      • Babhu says:

        Thank you for responding me back.

        I will follow the second point and will update you the result.

        The software build is 20123008.

        There was a deal in homeshop18. It is a open deal and i bought this tablet for 3499. Now that deal is expired i am not able to purchase another tablet for 3499.

        The other finds of the tablets are

        1. when i switch of the wifi my battery is not getting drained. I can see the battery is drainned when the wifi is on.
        2. The touch on the corners, horizontal and veritical top, and botton calibiration is not correct.
        I used show touch point to see where the actual touch is happening. When i try to close a browser window the touch point is atleast 3mm above and it is difficult to close the browser.

        Same this happens when i tried to create a new document (.doc, Excel).

        Let me know if you have any solution.

        Thank you again for your response.

  39. Sambit says:

    A good competitor of 709c has arrived. Byond Mi-book Mi1 Tablet priced at Rs.4250 /- and with 1.2GHZ speed . Also it is a 3D tablet. Udit please review this tablet and give a comparison between 709c and Byond Mi-book Mi1 as soon as possible. I am confused between these two tablets now. I want a review like this post regarding the new Byond Mi-book Mi1 tablet only from you.

    • Thanks for sharing the information. We will try to review the Mi-book Tablet. Incidentally, 1.2GHz is not a Standard Speed of the Cortex A8 Processor. ARM has designed and optimized the Cortex A8 Processor for a speed up to 1 GHz. You may read more details regarding the Cortex A8 Processor in our post on the Lava E-Tab Z7H Tablet on this site.

  40. Joji.M says:

    Can u Post the Benchmark result of this Tab – (Quadrant , AnTuTu & NenaMark 2) .

  41. Got the latest update from Pantel but still the Facebook app says login error!, Cant update it from playstore! Please help!!

  42. R K Nair says:

    Sir, Refer your”Existing Users of the 709c Tablet who are interested in the new Software Update can post a request for the same in the Comments section below and we shall mail its Download Link (URL). ” Please send me the link…

    • Your request has been registered. Please provide us its Software Build from Settings>>About Tablet>>Build Number. You may also optionally share the issues faced by you and the features of the 709c Tablet liked by you.

  43. Sambit says:

    Please inform me when you review Byond Mi-book Mi1 Tablet. Also there is a new tab from Orkia priced around Rs.3999/- . It has a 4800mah battery, highest among all these three tabs. Please quickly review these two new tabs. I am eagerly waiting to read your review so that i can decide which one to buy among these. Please inform me.

    • We will try to review the Tablets mentioned by you. At the outset, the Features and Specifications of the ORKIA Tablet – PP555 mentioned by various Sellers appear to be incorrect. Its warranty on various sites is also stated between 2 to 30 days. It is said to be having a very low Volume and as such an external Speaker is being offered by some Sellers. Be cautious, DO NOT buy it only on the basis of its specifications on websites. Try and Check it out before making your purchase. We have thoroughly tested the PANTEL 709c Tablet and can now recommend it to anybody for its Features, Performance, Stability of Operation and Reasonable Price. PANTEL is standing by its Warranty and providing good Technical Support to its Customers, is also evident with the fact that its new Software Upgrade resolves all major known issues with the 709c Tablet.

  44. shubh says:

    Plz update software link

  45. R K Nayar says:

    my build number isPenta IS 709C 20120830

  46. r k nayar says:

    Is there any way to get Huwaei Modem UMG 1831 to work with these tabs?

  47. Sathish says:

    Hi,
    i am existing users of the 709c Tablet. Build is Pental IS709C 20120830
    Please send the Upgrade software link. Also can we upupgrade to Jelly Bean 4.2 in furure.
    Thanks
    Sathish

  48. Revanth says:

    My tablet build number is "Penta IS709C 20120830" I am not able to use Facebook app!! Please help

  49. Anonymous says:

    TAT please expedite the posting of the New Software Update link. Also please tell me how can I root my tablet? Are the existing apps like SuperOneClick sufficient?

  50. Shashank says:

    TAT please expedite the posting of the New Software Update link. Also please tell me can I root my tablet?

    • Shashank, Your request has been registered. For us to process your request, pls. mail us your 'software build version', along with your (optional) Positive/Negative Feedback about the Tablet. You cannot root this Tablet with the application you mentioned and similar applications. In the interest of Users at large, root level privileges have not been given to the Users by Pantel.

  51. Sandeep says:

    hi sir
    i would like to request you that will you please send me the latest software update link and also the steps which i should follow to update my tab. Is there any way to make MTS ZTE AC2766 data card use with this tablet.

    • Sandeep, Your request has been registered. Please post the Software Build version of your Tablet. The instructions for software upgrade shall be mailed to you with the link. We have not tested the new Software Upgrade with the MTS ZTE AC2766. You may test the same and share the results with all readers.

  52. Please provide me the latest software update, my build is Penta IS709C 20120830 , please

  53. Chintan says:

    Hi can you give me link of new software update link and steps to follow?

  54. Naineesh says:

    I have purchased this tablet and its awesome. I am facing one problem.I want to connect my tata photon device to internet.My modem is EC156. If anybody has done something like this please let me know as soon as possible.

    • Naineesh, The new Software Upgrade shall resolve your problem. The new Software Upgrade provides support for the Huawei EC156 Data Card. If you wish to receive the new Software Upgrade, pls. post your 'software build version', along with your (optional) Positive/Negative Feedback about the Tablet.

  55. Raman says:

    I had just purchased 709c Tablet. Build is Pental IS709C 20120830 . Please provide me software update link. I am very much satisfied with its performance

    • The Instructions for the Software Upgrade shall be mailed to you within 30 minutes. The download URL is mentioned in the Instructions. The File size is approx. 275MB. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all readers.

      • Dear Raman, To enable us to send you the Software Upgrade Instructions, pls. mail your email ID to info@talkabouttech.com

      • Dear Shashank, The link has been resent to you. Pls. check your mail.

        • Shashank says:

          The software upgrade is working fine. Thanks TAT. Just a small question. Ever since the upgrade the wifi refuses to turn on. I have witnessed this earlier too but corrected itself automatically. Is it because of the upgrade or any other reason? Please help.

          • Does the WiFi Stay Permanently OFF or for just a few minutes after booting the Tablet?

          • Shashank says:

            It is permanently off. If I try to switch it on it shows "Turning Wi-Fi on" and remains in this situation perpetually. Either it remains in this state or after a while automatically turns off. So basically the wifi isn't being turned on, so scanning of networks is naturally not happening.

            I have tried switching it off and on but to no avail. Even tried an app from the Play Store called FXR Wifi fixer. Didn't help.

            Please help.

          • Shashank, This Tablet uses different types of WiFi Boards. I will mail you another Upgrade Link tomorrow. Download and install that Software. That should resolve your problem.

          • Dear Shashank, The new Software Upgrade link has been sent to you. Pls. check your mail.

      • sathish says:

        Hi TAT, Thanks for sharing the upgrade link.
        I successfully upgraded my Tablet’s Software.
        It was smooth installation . there are few extra apps like live wallpaper etc. Need to test the full changes and will post my experience in some time.
        Thanks

        • Thank you Sathish, If you found our Instructions and the Software Upgrade useful, please like this Post using the Facebook and other Social Sharing Buttons on this Page. Regards.

      • babhu says:

        I am trying to download the winrar file but i am getting file not found :(

        Any updated link.

        Now you can buy this tablet for Rs. 3377 in indiatimes shopping after applying code TABMANIA.

        • An incorrectly done Software/Firmware Upgrade may cause damage to a PC/ Tablet/ Mobile/ Tablet. On of our readers had posted the Download link on Public Domain on another website. To prevent possible damage to Tablets by new and non-technical users we had to remove the old link. Please check your mail after 5 minutes for the new link. It will expire in 12 hours. Should you require the link and the instructions again, pls. let us know and we will mail it to you again.

        • New link sent. Pls. check your mail.
          Your Information is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT and it is GOOD NEWS for all Prospective Buyers. The Link for Indiatimes Shopping Portal is http://shopping.indiatimes.com/computers/ipads-ta…. Apply Code TABMANIA to get 15% Discount. It is VALID ONLY FOR TODAY.

          • babhu says:

            Thank you for posting the upgrade. I did the upgrade and it is working fine now.

            Let me know what is new in that update other than dongle support.

          • Key Improvements:
            1. Official Facebook Application Works flawlessly.
            2. Ten different Dongles supported.
            3. Better Overall Performance.
            4. Better Stability.
            If you found our Instructions and the Software Upgrade useful, please like this Post using the Facebook and other Social Sharing Buttons on this Page. Regards.

          • babhu says:

            I see some difference after the Upgrade.

            Good difference is battery does not get drain it is behaving normal.

            Bad difference i notice is problem with the memory consumsion i have only 95 MB free. Can you tell how to close running application. I am tring to close using manage app is it correct.

          • 1. Great. You should get ~323MB Free Memory after the Upgrade.
            2. Suggest you to Reset the Tablet from Settings >>
            Backup and Reset >>
            Factory Data Reset >>
            Wait ~10 minutes
            Check Available Memory
            Reinstall Apps >> Done.
            3. If you have installed many Apps, move the larger ones to the SD Card from Settings >>
            Apps >>
            Sort by size, for easy selection >>
            App (eg Angry Birds) >>
            Move to TF Card
            4. Slide the background Apps towards the left from Manage Apps (I believe you are closing the Apps correctly)
            5. If you found our Instructions and the Software Upgrade useful, please like this Post using the Facebook and other Social Sharing Buttons on this Page. Regards.

          • babhu says:

            I have another query. After the update my ram utilization is 380 mb I have only 120 to 160 MB free. I see many app which i dont use are running in background. I am killing them using advance task killer.

            In windows if we dont want the application to run we will stop the service. Similarly do we have any mechanism to do the same in andriod. I feel android is not that user friendly for me. So i am not able to find.

            Thank you very much for your support.

          • Just as there is a learning curve with Windows, performance tuning of your Android tablet will also require some learning and time. Try moving some Apps to the SD Card. A Class 10 SD Card is highly recommended.

          • Babhu says:

            Hi,

            Do you have any software update?

            After seeing my tablet my teammets made a bulk booking in indiatimes and got the tablet for Rs.3551.

            Thanks,
            Babhu

          • Great. How many Tablets did your Team mates buy?

          • Babhu says:

            including me 15 tablets we have bought and looking for best prize to book another 5 tablets :).

          • About 2 weeks back Indiatimes Shopping was selling it for Rs.3377/-. Today they are offering 30% Discount. We do not sell Products on this site as of this time. Will forward to your query to Pantel. Where do you need delivery?

          • babhu says:

            Yes I only posted this to you. my friends bought 3 tablets for Rs. 3377, 7 for 3551 with indiatimes.

            Yesterday there was a deal in homeshop18 5 tabs for Rs. 15945 (Rs. 3189 each :) )

            I am closing watching the price. i checked with pantel they are not giving below Rs. 3750.

            In My company now they are calling me as Pantel PROMOTOR :D.

            But i feel a good product deserves promotion.

          • Babhu says:

            Hi,

            One of my friend bought a Penta and i shared the update link which was given to me. She has updated the Upgrade and her tablets wifi is not working.

            Do you any other update to fix this issue?

            Let me know if you need any more detail about that tablet.

          • What is the Software Build of her Tablet?

          • Babhu says:

            PENTA IS709C 20121017

          • Have mailed the Update to your Friend. Do revert with your feedback.

          • babhu says:

            Sure i will provide you my feedback. Do you have anyother updates for my tablet.

            Do you recommand any other budget tablet which is some where around Rs. 6000?

          • Not as yet. This Software works fine. Check-out Pantel 702c Tablet with Calling. It has 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage and a Higher Resolution apart from Calling. Avoid 703c.

          • babhu says:

            Hi, The update which you gave is still not sloving the issue.

            I am not able to turn on WIFI. Can you help me to get the issue solve?

          • Pls. inform the Compressed File Size of your Original Download from Pantel Server and the Compressed File Size downloaded with our Link pls.?

          • babhu says:

            Both are 273 MB. I have checked the created date of the files are also same.

            There is one more link in this site under nov 7 update i tried that update also.

            Can you give me 20123008 update i will check whether wifi works fine are not.

            Kindly send me to my email ID.

          • Both the files are of different sizes. Will mail you Two Update links after 11PM on 11 Dec. 2012. Try these one-by-one. Remember to Format the Card each time, BEFORE copying the Update to the Card. Hope it helps in resolving your issue.

          • Has your problem been resolved with our Updates ?

          • Have mailed you Three Software Upgrades with Instructions. Pls. revert after upgrading.

  56. Raman, Your request has been registered.

    • Raman says:

      Please share expected date for getting same if possible

    • Raman says:

      Please resend link

      • Dear Raman, The link has been resent to you. Pls. check your mail.

        • Raman says:

          I had done the software upgrade . Everything is working fine. Happy with it.

          • Raman says:

            There is only one thing. I am not able to connect my 2g Tata docomo data card with it. Is there any other way to get net access on it thru android phone or thru Laptop. I am not having wireless at home.

          • You can access Internet on this Tablet WITHOUT using a USB Dongle/WiFi Router using the 'USB/Portable Hotspot' Features available in many Mobile Phones. Phones which support this use Android 2.2+, iOS 4.2.5+ and Windows Phone 7. You can use a phone's 'Mobile Hotspot' feature and connect the Tablet to your phone over WiFi.The pre-requisites are a Mobile Phone having i. GPRS/3G facility and ii. WiFi facility. In an Android Phone Go to Settings >>
            Wireless and Network Settings >>
            Tethering and Portable Hotspot Settings >>
            Enable Mobile AP >>
            Go to Mobile AP Settings >>
            Configure Mobile AP >>
            Assign a Network SSID eg. MyAP >>
            Select Security as WPA2 PSK >>
            Assign a Password MyTab >>
            Save Settings >>
            Exit Settings on Phone.
            On your Tablet, Go to Settings >
            WiFi Settings >>
            Switch WiFi ON >>
            Scan Network >>
            Select your Network "MyAP" >>
            Enter Password "MyTab" >>
            Press Connect >> Done.
            Tap on MyAP. You will see the Connectivity and Signal Details on your Tablet. Speed of Connectivity will depend on your Data Plan.

          • Key Improvements: 1. Official Facebook Application Works flawlessly. 2. Ten different Dongles supported. 3. Better Overall Performance. 4. Better Stability. If you found our Instructions and the Software Upgrade useful, please like this Post using the Facebook and other Social Sharing Buttons on this Page. Regards.

          • Raman says:

            I am not able to connect 2G Tata photon + data cards with it. Is there any other way to get Internet working on it thru Laptop or Android Phone .

          • If you found our Instructions and the Software Upgrade useful, please like this Post using the Facebook and other Social Sharing Buttons on this Page. Regards.

          • Raman says:

            Hi ,

            I had done software update. I am facing a problem that either screen is not responding to my touches on time or it reacts without any touch on it. If I am playing a game then it starts opening options on its own or on home screen, widgets start opening on its own like google search etc. I am not able to use it properly. I had done hard reset but nothing changed.

          • Pls. reset yout Tablet from its Settings > Backup & Reset > Factory Data Reset. It will erase all Data on Tablet. If this does not resolve your problem. Do the Software Update again. The Software might have been corrupted with some Adware/ Malware.

          • Pls. download the Software Upgrade Instructions from: http://talkabouttech.com/downloads/709c_Tablet_So
            The Software Download Link is in the Instructions.

          • Pls. download the Software Upgrade Instructions from: http://talkabouttech.com/downloads/709c_Tablet_So
            The Software Download Link is in the Instructions.

          • Raman says:

            I had done this update but after update this problem has increased. I cant use it for a second. Touch screen is working on its own

          • Dear Raman,We believe your Tablet worked fine after you received the first update from us.Pls. confirm and we shall mail the same update to you again.

          • Raman says:

            Can you please tell what is the reason for this problem. I had downloaded and installed 30082012 update again. Everything is working fine except the upper 1 inch of the touch screen where it is not recognizing any touch and doing activities on its own. Can you please confirm it is the same update which I received from pantel directly.

          • Raman says:

            Hi I had again done 20121019 New Wifi EUS update. Now everything is running fine . There is no problem with screen but now there is only one issue that Wifi is not working on it. Please provide a solution once in for all.

          • Pls. use Update dtd 7 Nov. 2012 in the Post above.

          • Raman says:

            I had done that too but I face screen issues in that. Only 20121019 new wifi EUS is working fine in all the updates but there is WIFI issue in it. Please suggest.

          • After performing any of the Software Updates, you are required to re-enter the WiFi Password. Did you enter the WiFi Password after performing either of the updates?

          • Raman says:

            In all other updates , Wifi is working fine but screen issues are there. In this EUS update Screen is working perfectly fine but Wifi is not turning on. I can only enter network password when it scans networks and ask for password. Wifi is not working at all in this update and There are screen issues with all other updates u suggested. I had done all of them .

          • Raman says:

            Hi ,

            Is there any solution to this problem.

          • Pls. if both the Updates posted in November and December are not working for you. Pls. contact Pantel Service.

  57. Sandeep says:

    My tablet's software build is Penta IS709C 20120830.
    You guys are doing a great job. keep it up.
    Kindly tell me how should i try to test my ZTE AC2766 on my tablet.

    • The Instructions for the Software Upgrade shall be mailed to you within 30 minutes. The download URL is mentioned in the Instructions. The File size is approx. 275MB. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all readers.
      We have not tested the ZTE AC2766 Dongle. The updated list of supported and unsupported Dongles has been updated in the post above. After the upgrade you may test your Dongle.

  58. R K nayar says:

    What is the delay in providing the new software update link?…

    • The Instructions for the Software Upgrade shall be mailed to you within 30 minutes. The download URL is mentioned in the Instructions. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all readers.

  59. Vishal Vishwakarma says:

    software upgrade please..my build no Penta IS709C 20120830

    Thanks and is there any trick to use whatsapp with this tablet..:p i have installed google chrome n its working like aything..:)

    and the architecture of Rockchip RK2918 processor can support jellybean.. as per my knowledge.. if they want penta can make us to upgrade to jellybean..:)

    • Mailing Software Upgrade Instructions. Will reach you in 15 minutes. Whatsapp works with an apk work-around. You might have installed Chrome using its apk package. For the benefit of all readers you may share the steps followed by you. The SOC supports Jellybean, we are working on sharing its Swype like Gesture Control Keyboard and Clock for 709c users. There is no official support/planned upgrade for Android 4.2 aka Jellybean yet. We will share it as soon as it is available.

  60. Naineesh says:

    my build number is 'Penta IS709C 20120830' please send me the upgrading link.
    Feedback on Tablet:
    since this is my first tablet , it feel awesome . touch is really cool.It easily got connected to wifi and does not lag in moving from one screen to another. UI is also really good. The only disparity was incompatible dongle but i expect that to be resolved after this software update.

    • The Instructions for the Software Upgrade have been mailed to you. The download URL is mentioned in the Instructions. The File size is approx. 275MB. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all readers.

  61. Vishal Vishwakarma says:

    no i hv tried installing whatsapp and it gets installed succesfully but unable to get call for phone verification.. anyways i have several questions..:p
    1) I have tried connecting my 2.1 sound system with this tablet and its not working.. why? and earphones also sounds low..
    2) this tablet have this many sensors ( as u hv mentioned) but why they haven’t activated them all and kept them disabled/inactive..?
    3) and is there any apps or any tricks to use this as a calling and messaging tablet with the help of the 3g dongles? like we use 3g dongles to make call from PC..
    and here is the link to download latest version of chrome for android http://tiptopgroups.org/Chrome_18.0.1025308.apk .
    just install it and enjoy..:)
    Edited by Administrator: This version of Chrome can be installed but is not compatible with the Tablet. Also, it cannot be updated from the Play Store. We recommend using the Default/ Mozilla Firefox/ Dolphin/ Opera Browser with the 709c Tablet.

    • 1. Some Users have found a work-around for using Whatsapp without verification from the Device.
      2. We have tested Genius 2.0 Speakers Model SP-Q06S with the new Software Upgrade. These work fine up to 100% volume. Sound Effects and Equalizer also work fine.
      3. Activation of all Sensors involves more components and costs.
      4. Use Skype/ Messengers/ other similar applications for Voice/Video Calls/ messaging. (Note: Some Applications are not Legal for use in India).
      5. Thanks for sharing the link. However, this version of Chrome can be installed but is not compatible with the Tablet. Also, it cannot be updated from the Play Store. We recommend using the Default/ Mozilla Firefox/ Dolphin/ Opera Browser with the 709c Tablet.

      • Vishal Vishwakarma says:

        thanks.. buddy..:)

        and chrome is fully compatible (BUT NOT OFFICIALLY) working very much fine even better than firefox and opera on the tablet but may be google wants only some selected high valued phones and tablets to run google chrome as chrome is also not supported by android 2.2 and the versions lower than ICS..

  62. Lepden Jamir says:

    I would like to know the internal built quality of the tablet (if it's like with Lava E-Tab Z7H). Also like to know if it works fine with Lava 730G Dongle on 2G network.

    • For the last 3 weeks, we have been testing the 709c Tablet's Performance, Stability of Operation, Pre-installed Software, Software Compatibility and Software Upgrades (incidentally we have tested FOUR different Software Updates and Upgrades). We have not opened the 709c yet, it is on the agenda. However, the 709c Tablet is sturdier than the Lava E-Tab Z7H.Tablet The Lava E-Tab Z7H Tablet with us started making noise in just a couple of days and we discovered its Battery had become loose due to its Cello Tape coming 'off'. Keeping the Product Prices apart, If You/ any other Customer/ Tester are given both these Tablets and asked to independently use both these Tablets, within just a few hours of usage you will discover that the Pantel 709c Tablet is far superior than the Lava E-Tab Z7H Tablet in Performance, Stability of Operation and Battery life. Pantel delivers good Technical Support is evident from the fact that we received Four Software Upgrades and Updates in just 3 weeks. The Company has a Customer Care Centre, which resolves issues related to the Product, an informative website, which does not provide false information and its Senior Technical Officials are accessible. A Free Carry Pouch (costing approx. Rs.200/-), a Free Screen Protector (costing approx. Rs.200/-) and a 38% Lower Price (without the Freebies) are the Toppings and the Icing on a well baked cake. We are not associated and do not represent Pantel Technologies Pvt. Ltd. as such we do not have any reason to recommend them or their 709c Tablet. We have not tested the Lava 730G Dongle with the 709c Tablet. We found the Product to be Good and other Readers and Customers seem to be having the same opinion. The list of Dongles supported and not-supported by the 709c Tablet is mentioned above.

      • Lepden Jamir says:

        Thank you sir for your valuable advise. In fact I ordered Lava E-Tab from an online shopping portal in Sept which was not delivered, so after reading your review it's kind of a blessing in disguise for me that the tablet could not be delivered to me by the merchant. But I asked the question about Lava 730G dongle because I ordered the same from another portal to use it with the Lava etab and it' been delivered to me. Now I don't want to spent more money on another dongle. It would be a big help if u could try it and and tell me if the said dongle works with the 709c tablet. and one more thing sir, what do you say about Penta IS703C? I'm giving a thought for it because it has 1 GB RAM. Thank you.

        • Dear Lepden, We do not have the Lava 730G Dongle, as such we will not be able to test the same with the 709c Tablet. The list of Dongles supported by the 709c is given above. You can try to swap your Dongle for a Dongle which is supported by the 709c Tablet with a Retailer. You may lose some money in the process.
          We have not yet tested the IS703c Tablet, we may be testing it this month. IS703c has 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage (usable may be ~6GB), HDMI port and a 4000mAh Battery. It is a better product if you wish to multitask heavily, but is Rs.3000/- more expensive. Last month Pantel had briefly sold a model 702C with 1GB/8GB/HDMI/3000mAH Bty. WITH CALLING at almost the same price. It is currently out-of-stock. The only thing which held us back in recommending the 702c Tablet with Calling was the lack of information on its SAR (radiation level during mobile usage). We suggest you go for the 709c Tablet and use a CLASS 10 SD Card for storing your Apps, Movies, Music and Data. If you plan to use a lot of Apps, move them on the Class 10 SD Card and these will run much faster.

          • Lepden Jamir says:

            Thanks! Then I guess I'll have to go ahead with the Penta 709C.

          • You can save some money today, The price of the 709c Tablet has been increased to 4299/-. For TODAY Indiatimes Shopping is offering a 15% Discount on Tablets. The Link for Indiatimes Shopping Portal is http://shopping.indiatimes.com/computers/ipads-ta… . Apply Code TABMANIA to get 15% Discount. It will cost you just 3377/- It is VALID ONLY FOR TODAY.

          • Lepden Jamir says:

            Thanks for the info but I don't trust shopping.indiatimes.com. There are so many bad reviews about them on mouthshut.com. I think I'll try homeshop18.

          • I have also not bought anything from Indiatimes yet. HS18 has a price of 4299/-. Have bought many products, have never been let down till date.

          • Lepden Jamir says:

            Yes you are right. Maybe I'll wait for some days for the price to drop and if not I'll opt for IS703C because HS18 is offering it for 5790(after using coupon).

          • Lepden Jamir says:

            I've ordered the tablet yesterday from ebay.in for Rs 3719 and they've dispatched it today.

          • Great! Hope you enjoy it.

          • Lepden Jamir says:

            I got my tablet and upgraded the software. It's exactly as you've said. Everything running very smoothly. The only disappointing thing is the battery back-up. I'm ready to spend more money if Pantel could replace the battery with a better back-up capability battery. But overall, keeping the price in mind, it is a good value-for-money product. Thank you Udit for your in-depth review on this tablet.

  63. RAVI KHANNA says:

    Hi I am using Penta is709c and its build is Pental IS709C 20120830 . Please provide me software update link.

    • Ravi, The Instructions for the Software Upgrade have been mailed to you. The download URL is mentioned in the mail. The File size is approx. 275MB. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all our readers.

      • Shreenath says:

        Hi ,

        Mine also Pental IS709C 20120830 . Can you share the upgrade package link. I suppose the instruction should be same as in 709c_Tablet_Software_Upgrade_Instructions_r14_07112012.pdf.
        Thanks a lot.
        Pande

        • The latest tested Software Upgrade download URL/link is provided in 709c_Tablet_Software_Upgrade_Instructions_r14_07112012.pdf in the update to the post above.

          • codergenius says:

            i faced a problem in the above update, my wifi stopped working (infact i got the link reconfirmed from the penta CC), so i again contacted penta CC & they told me that that link is not updated & the updated software is with the service centers only & they will not provide me the link & he insisted me to go to service center & get it updated there.

            so guys be careful while updating the sotware (be it from the official penta site also) you may face problems later as i faced.

          • During production, in a small number of 709c Tablets different brands of Wireless Chips/Cards have been used. The WiFi Device Driver in the Official Software Upgrade done by you is a Standard Driver. It is not compatible with your Tablet’s Wireless Chip. We are mailing you an Update which should resolve your wireless connectivity related issue. DO NOT USE the previously used Official Upgrade with your Tablet. It is not compatible with your WiFi Adapter. Pls. check your mail after 2PM on 21 Nov. 2012. The Update Link will expire after 8 hours. Do share your feedback and like this Page using the Social Buttons once your issue is resolved.

          • Shreenath says:

            Hi,
            I have upgraded using the link provided in the PDF file. Will I be facing any issue now? After upgrade, now the build number is IS709C 20121017.

            Atleast I did not see any issue after upgrade, everything seems to be alright. Let me know if I need to use any other link for upgrading

    • @Ravi_86 says:

      Thanks Talkabouttech :)

  64. Vishal Vishwakarma says:

    software upgrade please..my build no Penta IS709C 20120830

    the link u had given me yesterday is expired..:(

    • Vishal, The Instructions for the Software Upgrade have been mailed to you. The download URL is mentioned in the mail. The File size is approx. 275MB. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all our readers.

  65. Anonymous says:

    Hi…please send the upgrade link. The build number of my tab is IS709C 20120830.

  66. Adem says:

    I would like purchase this tablet but only if it support my current modem.
    I have ZTE 2766 Mblaze Modem let me know whether it works or not.
    Please send me software update link as well

    • We have not tested the ZTE 2766 Dongle with the Tablet, so we cannot comment. The listed of supported and non-supported Dongles is mentioned above. Software Update/Upgrade is available only to eligible users who own the 709c Tablet with specific Software Builds. Since you do not own the Tablet yet, you are not eligible for the Software Update/Upgrade.

  67. Adem says:

    Is there any update available for IS709C ?

    • Software Update/Upgrade is available only to eligible users who own the 709c Tablet with specific Software Builds. Since you do not own the Tablet yet, you are not eligible for the Software Update/Upgrade.

      • Adem says:

        I was asking about IS701C Mistakenly Written IS709C.
        Just a question not asking the link from you
        Is IS701C Update file available?

        • Dongles supported by the 701c Tablet are: Tata Photon +(EVDO) EC156, Reliance-ZTE MF190, AIRTEL HUAWEI E173 BU-1, Idea -Huawei E1732, Huawei E173, Huawei E1550, The Software for the IS701c Tablet is available.

  68. Amit says:

    Hi,
    I am using BSNL Penta IS709C and its build is Penta IS709C 20120830 .
    Please provide me software update link.

    • You will shortly receive the link by mail. The link will expire after 12 hours. The download URL is mentioned in the mail. The File size is approx. 275MB. Before Upgrading the Software, Fully Charge the Tablet's Battery. You may keep the Charger connected during the Upgrade. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all our readers.

      • Amit says:

        Hi,
        By what time can I anticipate the mail? I just checked my mail box and could not find the corresponding mail.
        Thanks…
        Amit

        • Pls. check your mail in 5 minutes.

          • Amit says:

            I received the mail … please resend the link

          • Dear Amit, The link has been resent. The link will expire after 12 hours. The download URL is mentioned in the mail. The File size is approx. 275MB. Before Upgrading the Software, Charge the Tablet's Battery to at least 80% before starting the Software Upgrade. You may keep the Charger ON and connected to the Tablet during the Upgrade. The Upgrade will take approx. 10 minutes. Please share your feedback with all our readers.

          • Amit says:

            Hi,

            Would also request you to please explain the following section from Seshu's post:

            I had gone through a lot of forums to get my device detected through adb.

            On Windows7:

            mkdir USERPROFILE.android
            notepad USERPROFILE.androidadb_usb.ini

            Now copy the following in the notepad

            Insert this one line:

            0×2207

            Save the file, exit Notepad

            Now download the exploit

            I understand that I have to create a directory and then create a .ini file which would have 0×2207.

            Please correct if my understanding is incorrect some where and also let me know what Seshu means when he says "Now download the exploit".

            Regards,
            Amit

  69. Naineesh says:

    does anybody upgraded the software..if yes plz share the experience.

  70. Amit says:

    Hi Udit,

    Request you to please explain the following section from Seshu's post?

    I had gone through a lot of forums to get my device detected through adb.

    On Windows7:

    mkdir USERPROFILE.android
    notepad USERPROFILE.androidadb_usb.ini

    Now copy the following in the notepad

    Insert this one line:

    0×2207

    Save the file, exit Notepad

    Now download the exploit

    I understand that I have to create a directory and then create a .ini file which would have 0×2207.

    Please correct if my understanding is incorrect some where and also let me know what Seshu means when he says "Now download the exploit".

    Regards,
    Amit

    • Please ask Seshu for his answer to your query. We do not recommend this procedure. Why do you wish to root this Tablet? Your Tablet's Warranty will become Void upon rooting. The current Build is Stable and offers Good Performance. The bloatware which you will be able to remove is just ~15MB. We have successfully tested a much simpler procedure but are not posting it, just because the current Build is Stable and offers Good Performance. If you are planning to load another ROM Image, pls. note that it has to be compatible with the RK2918 SOC (by our research there are not many in the market).

      • Amit says:

        Thanks but I bought this tablet just for this research.
        Please help me with the procedure that you are talking about (the simplest one).
        If you don't want the same to be viewable to all, please send it on my mail.
        I have alreday replied to Seshu's post but am not sure when will I have a response from him.
        Please help…
        Regards,
        Amit

        • Dear Amit, Have you upgraded your Software? Day before yesterday, a User who requested for and received the Software Upgrade from us has posted the same on Public Domain on another website. Consequently, to prevent Damage to the Tablets by Non-Technical Users, we had to remove the File from its download location and also introduce an expiry time for the usage of the link. In the interest of Users at large we are not sharing the rooting procedure for the 709c Tablet at this time. We will be sharing some Performance Optimization Tips soon.

          • Amit says:

            Dear Udit,
            I am currently at my office and will be upgrading my tab this evening. Will keep you posted with any concerns.
            Be rest assured that the download information would not be leaked on any public domainfrom my side .
            The final call is your's however would still request you to help me with the rooting procedure (that you have already tested) rather than me trying different things and wrecking my tab. You can use my mail id for privacy purposes and be rest assured that this would not be passed on to any body until a go-ahead from your side.
            Thanks again…
            Regards,
            Amit Srivatsvaa

  71. Vishal Vishwakarma says:

    They have inreased there price from rs.3999 to rs.4299..:p

  72. Anant Khanna says:

    Enjoy !!!
    …Edited by Moderator…

    • Anant, Please do not post anything if you do not intend to share it with other readers. Also FYI: There are 4 variants of the Software Upgrade depending upon the Build and WiFi Chip.

  73. Vishal Vishwakarma says:

    New Software upgrade is more stable and fast.. using less memory (RAM) which makes u r tablet even more fast.. its awesome..:)

    • Thank you Vishal, If you found our Instructions and the Software Upgrade useful, please like this Post using the Facebook and other Social Sharing Buttons on this Page. Regards.

  74. Amit says:

    Hello Everyone,
    I am done with the upgrade and every thing (that I could check before posting, including face book) works fine. The only issue is that the number of bloatwares is increased.

    • Thank you Amit, If you found our Instructions and the Software Upgrade useful, please like this Post using the Facebook and other Social Sharing Buttons on this Page. Regards.

  75. Amit says:

    Hi Udit,

    I have finally rooted my device. Can you help me with a free app that can be used to take a complete system back-up.

    Thanks,
    Amit Srivastava

  76. Akash Bajaj says:

    thanks for such a valuable reference…

  77. Naineesh says:

    Can you please share that download link again. I am not able to download it.

  78. Sambit says:

    Udit, have you contacted Pentel about the inactive sensors ? Why the sensors are inactive ? If these sensors can be activated or they are of no use. Please give some information about the sensors problem.

    • The inactive/disabled Sensors are not part of PANTEL's specifications of the Product. The Core functionality of the Sensors is embedded in the SOC. Additional Components and Costs are involved in the activation of Sensors. Perhaps this is the reason the other Sensors are not active in the 709c Tablet. Partially Inactive/Disabled Sensors do not indicate any problem with the 709c Tablet.

  79. Adem says:

    Checked ZTE 2766 is not working along with this tablet request you to provide any solution please since i use
    MTS device for internet usage and i cannot replace it with GSM one

  80. Adem says:

    I am waiting you article on rooting please publish it ASAP

  81. Amit says:

    Question to all those who have updated their devices:

    After the update I have observed that if I try to switch on my device while it is being charged, it hangs up at the second screen (Pantel with rays passing on from left to right).

    Has any body else experienced a similar problem post update?

    • codergenius says:

      i am facing this issue before updating also, am checking it with CC, pl update here your status

        • codergenius says:

          oops!!!

          i meaned to say that i am facing the issue faced by amit (viz: if I try to switch on my device while it is being charged, it hangs up at the second screen (Pantel with rays passing on from left to right) but i faced the same issue even before update ( i have not yet updated the tab with the official update provided by pantel)

  82. Aleen Khan says:

    I am trying to use Android reverse tethering to use PC internet connection on my Penta 709C tablet. While trying it, it says "USB is not connected". though it is recognized as a mass storage device in my computer. Can you help me using /sharing my PC broadband connection on my Penta 709c?

  83. codergenius says:

    i ran the AnTuTu benchmark; i have ONLY internal storage ( & no SD card in the tablet) the scores for SD card write is 47 (4.7MB/s) & for SD card read is 53 (5.3MB/s), pl guide me if i use class 6 or 10 card, shall i get more score on the same front (SD card)? answer which i have guessed is NO coz since internal SD card speed is less, I will not get more score (which will help my apps from card load faster).

    i have to decide on buying card to expand storage now (whether to go for class 6 or class 10 cards) or buy a class 4 card which will be cheaper!

    • Internal Memory is faster than External Memory. Use a Class 10 SD Card for faster access of Apps, Movies and other Data from the SD Card to the Tablet (16GB ~900/- 32GB ~1600/-) . Although Class 10 is more expensive than Class 4/6 it is worth its money. As a trade-off you may use a Class 6 SD Card (8GB Samsung ~250/-).

  84. codergenius says:

    actually i want to use sd card to store data as well as INSTALL (move) apps onto it, my question is if the score of internal memory ALONE is less (4.7 & 5.3), then shall i get any performance boost by using class 10 card? as my internal card's read speed ( as determined by atuntu) is mere 5.3 MB/s?

    one more query: i see the mic is not working in the tablet ( used preinstalled sound recorder as well as talking tom to test it), any hardware testing app you can suggest for testing mic?

  85. codergenius says:

    actually i want to use sd card to store data as well as INSTALL (move) apps onto it, my question is if the score of internal memory ALONE is less (4.7 & 5.3), then shall i get any performance boost by using class 10 card? as my internal card's read speed ( as determined by atuntu) is mere 5.3 MB/s?

  86. Shreenath says:

    Hi I am also using Penta 709c and its build is Penta IS709C 20120830 . Please provide me software update link.
    thanks.
    Pande

  87. jagannath says:

    DEAR SIR,I m using bsnl penta is709c.i had been open my docoment of microsft word via contacts as a default folder.after that i cant open my msword whwn open their showing unfortunately,contacts hasbeen sttopped and came to back.please help me sir.

    • It seems by error you have wrongly associated files. To resolve this Go to Settings > Apps > Locate and Select the Contacts App (from All Apps/Running Apps) > Scroll down and locate 'Launch by Default' > Touch on 'Clear Defaults' > Done! Enjoy using your Tablet.

  88. abhinav says:

    sir, every thing was fine untill i upgraded the firmware of my penta 709c. now wifi is not turning on. i also did factory reset, but it did not worked. one thing i want to tell is, before applying the firmware upgrade, the wifi was switched off.
    please help me.

    • During production, in a small number of 709c Tablets different brands of Wireless Chips/Cards have been used. The WiFi Device Driver in the Official Software Upgrade done by you is a Standard Driver. It is not compatible with your Tablet's Wireless Chip. We are mailing you an Update which should resolve your wireless connectivity related issue. DO NOT USE the previously used Official Upgrade with your Tablet. It is not compatible with your WiFi Adapter. Pls. check your mail after 11PM on 24 Nov. 2012. The Update Link will expire after 8 hours. Do share your feedback and like this Page using the Social Buttons once your issue is resolved.

      • abhinav says:

        sir i applied the firmware emailed by you. firmware applied successfully but still the wifi is not turning on. when i swich wifi on, it shows on screen "turning on wifi" then after 15 seconds it it is turned off. please help me, sir.

        • Pls. let us know the file size of both the files downloaded by you.

          • abhinav says:

            dear sir, the first one that i downloaded from pantel is of "298 MB" and the one that you provided is of "273 MB". these sizes are of the files that i downloaded. after extracting the size increased.
            thanx for your support.

          • 1. Did you re-enter the WiFi Password ? Pls. check and enter the WiFi Password in the Tablet again > Check WiFi Status > If not resolved follow the next Step.
            2. Format the Memory Card the Memory Card before copying the Upgrade file to the Card > Please reinstall the Upgrade after extracting the 273 MB file > Pls. note all on-screen pop-ups carefully > Wait for 10 minutes for Tablet to load all Services and Apps > Switch OFF Tablet > Switch ON Tablet > Wait for 5 minutes for Tablet to load all Apps > Pls. check and enter the WiFi Password in the Tablet again > Check WiFi Status > If not resolved follow the next Step.
            3. Format the Memory Card before copying the Upgrade file to the Card > Please reinstall the Upgrade after extracting the 298 MB file > Pls. note all on-screen pop-ups carefully > Wait for 10 minutes for Tablet to load all Services and Apps > Switch OFF Tablet > Switch ON Tablet > Wait for 5 minutes for Tablet to load all Apps > Pls. check and enter the WiFi Password in the Tablet again > Check WiFi Status > If not resolved follow the next Step.
            4. Contact Pantel Service Centre to get your Tablet serviced.

          • abhinav says:

            Thanx for guidance. I did as you explained. Nothing worked for me. Now i will go to Pantel Service Centre as you suggested. Again thanx for your support.

          • abhinav says:

            Today i went to Pantel Service Centre in Ghaziabad. At first he did not recognised my tab model easily. And he also said that its the first one of this model. The person told me that at the moment he does not have the firmware needed to install in my penta 709c to make the wifi working. He said that its a software problem. But i am confused, how could he say that he does not have the firmware required without checking the tab firmware. I also told him that I applied the firmware provided by Pantel. But he was only saying that come to me when the firmware is available to me. Now the only thing i can do is Wait.

          • We also believe that your Tablet is a new variant of the 709c as the Upgrade mailed to you works successfully on other 709c Tablets with the WiFi issue. We suggest you visit the Pantel Office in Sector 63, Noida or call Pantel Customer Care We will also check for the Upgrade for your variant with Pantel and shall revert to you if an Upgrade is available. It is remotely also possible that your variant has a different SOC. You can check your SOC by running AnTuTu/ Quadrant/Qualcom-Vellamo Benchmarking Software. You can install Benchmarking and other Software on your Tablet with your USB Cable from the Play Store using the Chrome Browser. It will be easier for us to assist you if we know the SOC and Software Build Version from you.

          • abhinav says:

            Sir, i installed AnTuTu as you guided. I performed Test. The results under "System Info" are:

            Phone model: Full AOSP on Rk29sdk
            CPU hardware: RK29board
            CPU model: ARMv7 Processor (VFPv3, NEON)
            Build number: IMM76D
            Kernel: Linux version 3.0.8+ (james@vogue-desktop) (gcc version 4.4.0 (GCC)) #624 PREEMPT Fri Oct 19 10:51:42 CST 2012

          • The SOC is the same as in others. If your WiFi was working earlier the Tablet requires a COMPATIBLE Software Update. If you tried to use it on WiFi for the first time after your Software Update(s) it is a WiFi Chip related issue.

          • abhinav says:

            OK. Thanks for your efforts. I will comment if the wifi issue is resolved by any means. If you get the solution then please post your comments. Thanks again.

          • Was your WiFi working earlier?

          • abhinav says:

            Yes, my wifi was working fine earlier. Then one day i switched off my wifi after downloading the 298 MB firmware from Pantel Server on my Tab 709c through MTNL 3G through Micromax mmx 400r wifi Router over wifi. Then i installed Firmware successfully and from that time when i try to switch on wifi and it try to switch on only then shows wifi switched off.

          • Pls. contact Pantel.

          • abhinav says:

            OK, Thanks for your efforts.

          • Pls. download the Software Upgrade Instructions from: http://talkabouttech.com/downloads/709c_Tablet_So
            The Software Download Link is in the Instructions.

          • abhinav says:

            Sir,
            Thanks for providing the firmware downloads to me. Wifi SKU #2 worked for me. Now i regained command over my wifi. Its working fine. Thanks alot for your dedicated support. You people are simply Great.

          • Thank you. We are happy that we could help. Share your happiness by liking this Post using the Social Sharing Buttons on this Page.

          • prince says:

            Sir i’m also having the same issue with wifi after applying the update. so please give me a solution. contact at xxxxxxxx

          • Kapil Negi says:

            My wifi is also not working after upgrade. Please provide solution

          • abhinav says:

            Sir, i installed AnTuTu as you guided. I performed Test. The results under "System Info" are:

            AnTuTu Benchmark v2.9.2

            Device Info System Info
            Phone model:
            Full AOSP on Rk29sdk
            Brand:
            Android
            CPU hardware:
            RK29board
            CPU model:
            ARMv7 Processor (VFPv3, NEON)
            CPU frequency:
            408.0 — 1008.0 MHz
            Screen resolution:
            40 x 764
            GPU vendor:
            Vivante Corporation
            GPU renderer:
            GC800 Graphics Engine
            GPU version (OpenGL):
            OpenGL ES 2.0
            Memory size (available/total):
            308.1 / 503.9 MB
            RAM size (available/total):
            151 .4/51 2.0 MB
            SD card size (available/total):
            1888.0/ 2089.9 MB
            Camera:
            0.3 mega pixel 640×480
            Android version:
            4.0.4
            Build number:
            IMM76D
            IMEI:
            355694355925275
            Kernel:
            Linux version 3.0.8+ (jamesvogue-desktop) (gcc version 4.4.0 (GCC)) #624 PREEMPT
            Fri Oct 10:51:51:42 CST 2012

      • abhinav says:

        sir, its build no is "Penta IS 709C 20121017

  89. Adem says:

    @TAT kinldy send me Rooting procedure on my mail . I badly need it

  90. Pat says:

    How safe is to update to new firmware….Will we get all the pre-installed applications that came with the tablet originally…… or should we have to install them again…………. Does Tata Docomo Photon Plus (EC65) work after the update….Can anyone please update

    • It is safe and recommended to update to the new firmware. You do not have to reinstall the factory pre-installed Apps. In a few cases the WiFi Drivers need to be updated., if the Device does not connect with a WiFi Router Tata Photon EC156 is supported. Other supported Data Cards are listed in the Update above.

      • Pat says:

        I have updated the firmward, the build is now 20121017………… I have not checked WiFi before and not yet, so I am unable to know whether it is working or note…………….But unfortunately Tata Docomo EC156 is not recognized…..Are there any settings to be modified in VPN, Mobile Networks etc. I have tick marked Data Roaming and another one above that in Mobile Networks….Strangely, after the firmware update, I note the touch response is subdued….Also, the Angry Birds is not playing/giving sound output even when sound is at maximum…. Kindly help me with EC156 Tata Dongle….I need your help to connect to Internet with this EC156….

        • We have tested Tata EC156 Data Card with our Tablet. No other user has encountered Touch/Volume related issues. Remove Screen Protector for Best Touch Response. You can try adjusting the Volume from Settings or within your Game. To enable EC156, Go to Settings >> Wireless Networks >> Disable WiFi >> Then More >> Mobile Networks >> Click on Data Enabled >> Then Select Network Operators >> Click on Select Network Operator Automatically >> You will see 'Registered on Network' >> Done.

          • Pat says:

            The sound issue got resolved….I have connected EC156, switched on the tablet, went to settings, switched off WiFi, then in Mobile Networks, clicked on Data Enabled and select network operator automatically, and I got registered on network, but even after that, it says Internet not connected….on opening a webpage in browser, it says to check network connection…… My EC156 is a prepaid one and I have sufficient balance of around 1 GB in it with 1 month validity, and I have checked, it works fine in my computer……. It would simply be great if I am connected to Internet on this tablet with this dongle…..Kindly help me…..

          • What is yr Software Build Version? This is to reconfirm that EC156 works fine. Disable WiFi first. When connected you will see a Signal Bar as in Mobile Phones with 3G written.

          • Pat says:

            It shows Android version 4.0.4 Kernel Version RK Build Number Penta IS709C 20121017
            The file that I used to update firmware is IS709C 20121017 Wifi CTU with a size of 305637 KB
            I repeated all the above steps multiple times…..I made sure WiFi is off………..I get the message Registered on Network……But After that, nothing happens….I do not get signal bar as in mobile phone with 3G written….It shows No Internet Connection………….Though the blue light in EC156 Dongle double blinks every 2 seconds…….. Kindly help

          • Pat says:

            It is quite unfortunate that Tata Photon Plus EC156 does not work on my tablet…..I am yet to buy a WiFi Router, so yet to check on the WiFi capability of my tablet.

            Please suggest me any other cheap and best dongle that can work flawlessly with my tablet.

            Thanks,

          • Will mail you Two Update links on 2 Dec. 2012. Try these one-by-one. Remember to Format the Card each time, BEFORE copying the Update to the Card. Hope it helps in resolving your issue.

          • Pat says:

            Very eagerly waiting for the updates…………..Thanks…

          • Pat says:

            Many thanks for sending the updates. Before applying them, I just tried the following as stated by a Tata tech person. Under Mobile Network Settings, Under Access Point Names, I added New APN with name Tata, given APN #777, user name internet and password internet, and then Registered on Network. After some time, I got signal bar with 3G in it, and I got connected to Internet.

            Thanks a ton TalkAboutTech and Udit. Your support was simply great and unmatchable. I am proud to say that I bought IS709C only after seeing this web page where I was sure I would get the much-needed support, which I got…..

            This is my first Android device and I am slowly getting used to things…..I do not know how to close running applications, I just touch the icon next to Home and slide out them to close them…I do not know if this is right…Also I plug in and plug out the dongle when the device is on, sometimes I get damaged storage even when the Net is connecting…My device get heated on after around 15 minutes of use and battery drains quickly., which is okay for the price….

            All in all, I have never seen such a great value for money lately….

            Again, thanks and all credit to TalkAboutTech

          • Thanks a lot for all your compliments. We are happy that we could help. I hope other readers would find your Tata APN Solution helpful. You are closing the Apps running in the background correctly by sliding them to the left. When a Data Card is connected the "Storage Damaged" Message can be ignored as the Tablet tries to read the File System of the Data Card's Internal Memory. The pop-up relates to the Data Card's incompatible File System. To prevent this Message from appearing, Switch Off the Tablet first and then remove the Data Card. Warming up of the Tablet is normal as it draws approx. 1 Amp of Current during usage with the Data Card. Would appreciate your feedback on run-time on a fully charged Battery. From 100% till Auto Switch-Off. Run just 1 Application say a Movie and close all back ground Apps. Note down the run time on Battery. Also, the run-time on a fully charged Battery with the EC156 connected and the surfing time on Battery with a Data Card. Note down the run time on Battery.

          • Pat says:

            I also checked in Apps.
            Mobile Network Configuration
            Version 4.0.4-20121017-110336
            Would there by any problem with this one……
            Do I need to update with any other firmware or something to make EC156 work….
            Kindly help

          • Pat says:

            After getting Registered on Network, I get Signal bar (only 4 lines) before the battery level indicator, but nothing else more than that……and it is not connecting to Internet……….. Please help me rectify this…

          • Try another EC156 Datacard to confirm your issue pls. EC156 Datacard works fine with our Tablet.

  91. Swetha says:

    Hi I recently bought this model. Initially FB was not working so taking customer care support we did an update but immediate after the update wi-fi stopped working. Howmuch ever i set to Wi-FI ON it sets back to OFF. Also noticed that camera is taking up side down pictures. Please help me on this with a solution.

  92. FARAZ says:

    Sir, can u plzzz tell me ….does it works with MICROMAX MMX 352G DONGLE OR NOT???????

  93. Pat says:

    I am using Airtel Internet with Beetel Modem 220 BX mainly to connect to a desktop. Now, to connect to IS709C, I need to buy a WiFi Router. Please suggest the best one for this purpose where I connect both my desktop and use IS709C. Thanks in advance.

    • If you are in Delhi/NCR ask Airtel to provide you with a WiFi Router. We believe the Router Upgrade is Free-of-Cost these days.
      Buy a DLINK WiFi DSL Router or a DLINK WiFi ADSL2+ Router If you have to purchase it.
      Have mailed you Three Software Upgrades with Instructions. Pls. revert after upgrading.

      • Pat says:

        Thanks a lot to TalkAboutTech and Udit. Your support was again simply great….. Thanks very much for the software upgrades…..I am in TN and Airtel said it cannot replace anything and customers have to bear the cost on their own…..

        I an new to Android and this is my first Android device…..Again thanks very much for the support and timely replies…..

  94. I got my Penta T-Pad IS709C and I am on top of the world. It is the most affordable capacitive touch screen, 3D enabled, WiFi enabled tablet priced at just Rs. 3,500. It has an amazing qualities like it supports 2G & 3G Dongle which helps me in browsing internet besides this, it is pre-loaded with many applications that include Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds, Skype for video calling, and many more that keep me hooked on to this tablet for hours. M loving it guys, you also grab it & enjoy like me.:)

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  96. Thangadurai says:

    Hi,

    I recently bought PANTEL – PENTA – TPAD IS709c TABLET
    Facebook was not working, for that I got a suggestion to do factory reset, then Wifi stopped working, for that got another software update, after updating the software now everything is working but Microphone is not working, please suggest some permanent solution.

    Thanks
    Thangam…

  97. Pavan says:

    My software build version is PENTA IS709C 2012xxxx. pls provide software update.

  98. Kumar says:

    software update for Build No IS709C 2012xxxx required.
    pls provide
    thanks

  99. Anonymous says:

    HI,
    i desperately need your help.i recently downloaded the new s/w link that was emailed to me ( http://www.pantel.in/download/IS709C_20120830.rar).
    but after downloading the link my wifi is not working. if I try to turn it on it automatically turn itself off.i have tried to restart the tab many a times but still it does nt work.please assist me on this, i would be gratefull to u.

  100. akansh says:

    hi udit,
    gud to know that u worked with dell as well….as m also working with dell….but bro plzz help me out on this.
    i recently updated the new s/w for my BSNL PENTA IS709C. (http://www.pantel.in/download/IS709C_20120830.rar).BUT after that the wifi has stopped working.it automatically turns itself off the moment i try to turn it on.plzz help.

    • Pls. check your mail after 5PM on 9 Dec. 2012. Have mailed you 3 Updates. Hope this shall resolve your issue.

      • akansh says:

        hi,
        can u please tell me which link to install.is it the sku#1 or sku#2 or the other one…the only prob.that i m facing is that i m nt able to use wifi.the moment i turn it ON.it turn itself OFF…..Plzz tell me which link to use… wifi SKU#1 OR WIFI SKU#2

  101. akansh says:

    hi udit,
    gud to know that u worked with dell as well….as m also working with dell….but bro plzz help me out on this.
    i recently updated the new s/w for my BSNL PENTA IS709C. (http://www.pantel.in/download/IS709C_20120830.rar).BUT after that the wifi has stopped working.it automatically turns itself off the moment i try to turn it on.plzz help.

  102. akansh says:

    plzz send the link for wifi sku#2 again. as that file is broken.it is not getting downloaded

  103. Sar-shalom says:

    i have applied the update and the wifi is not working it never turns on and it automatically turns off. Please help me to fix this

  104. Raman says:

    Hi ,

    I had done software update. I am facing a problem that either screen is not responding to my touches on time or it reacts without any touch on it. If I am playing a game then it starts opening options on its own or on home screen widgets start opening on its own like google search etc. I am not able to use it properly. I had done hard reset but nothing changed.

  105. Abhay says:

    Hi, Sir, please tell can purchase the PENTA IS709C because some review says that the battery back is not good
    so that please tell the battery back go 5 to 6 hrs or not

    • We recommend the IS709c Tablet as the Best Value-for-Money and Stable Product amongst Budget Tablets. The Battery backup is dependent on the usage of the Tablet such as Music Playback / Video Playback / Web Surfing, etc.

  106. Abhay says:

    Hi, Sir, please tell can purchase the PENTA IS709C because some review says that the battery back is not good

  107. Ankit Khandelwal says:

    Hi, i have bought a penta tab IS709c 2 months ago. It works fine but have problem with it g-sensor or motion sensor, I don't know what is it but when i play games like temple run or other games which need to be simulated through motion sensor it creates a problem in the callibration.Please can you mail me the software update link.Can you tell me what kind of problem it is , a software of harware one.and what to do to rectify this problem.Thanks in advance

    • what is your Tablet's Software Build Version? The Software Upgrade links are given in the Post above in Updates dtd. 7 Nov. and 17 Dec.

      • Ankit Khandelwal says:

        thanks for your reply.
        Well i have downloaded the update that is uploaded on 17 dec., but still the problem is not resolved .The callibration is not altered.Please can you tell me whether rooting this tablet would resolve the problem or I have to go to customer service center for this because i think its a hardware problem.Well my tabs build no is : IMM76D
        (AS SEEN IN ANTUTU INFORMATION ABOUT TAB)

  108. glen says:

    airtel huawai e1731 is not working in bsnl penta is709c please help me

  109. alok says:

    teracom t3g72a DATACARD IS SHOWN AS DAMAGED STORAGE……….I UPDATED WITH 17 DECEMBER SOFTWARE UPDATE LINK …BUT SAME PROBLEM………..PLZzzzzzzzzzz HELP..

    • The Data Card's Internal Memory and SD Card are not readable by Android Tablets.. To resolve the issue…pls. connect the Data Card before powering 'On' the Tablet and remove it after powering the Tablet 'Off'.

      • alok says:

        I did connect datacard before powering on ….but after powering on…again it is showing as damaged storage…..plz help

  110. Gulam Rasool says:

    Hi, I bought Penta IS709C two weeks ago, the tablet is awsome, everything working fine,

    EXCEPT – ANGRY BIRDS, only pre-installed version of angry birds is working, any other version like Rio, Seasons is NOT Working,
    Tablets build is IS709C 20121019

    Anybody else facing this problem ?
    Please help me.

  111. Govinda says:

    Hi,
    I updated my tablet software from the common link, but just like abhinav, my Wifi is having the same problem now and my Facebook App still throws the Error. Pls help me out.

  112. Pande says:

    Hi,

    All of sudden, I am not able to mount SD Card(TF card), option is grayed out in the setting–>Storage menu. Kindly help on this asap. SW version is Penta IS709C 20121017
    Thanks

  113. Hi,
    I tried to connect pendrive for Penta – Is709c via OTG cable… But it is not detected… What should i Do?

    • For Data Transfer, power ON the Tablet, >> connect to PC >> Select Mass Storage Mode on the Tablet >> You will be able to access the Tablet's Storage & SD Card in My Computer on your PC..

  114. Pat says:

    The entire one finger breadth horizontally (above blue letters PENTA TM) does not respond to touch at all, in home screen or in applications……….It is as though the pixels of that entire one centimeter stretch is dead……

    Please help me resolve this…..The tablet has not fallen down, no hitting, nothing, and it is as new as it was bought a few weeks back……….. Kindly help…

  115. chidambaram says:

    hi i like to know about the battery in 709c tablet i am using this tablet but its charging time is more than 5 hours and it discharge in 3 hours so say about its lifetime of the battery

  116. vivek says:

    Can i use Micromax 400 R 3G Wi-fi Router with this? as Pantel people are saying none of their tablet support Hotspot or Tethering.

  117. nali says:

    hello,
    I am also getting wifi issue after upgrade the firmware provided on 17th dec on the link above.
    Please help me out.
    Its getting turning off after ON

  118. Nalin says:

    Hi m having the same wifi issue discussed above . After upgrading the firmware provided in 17th dec link above post, wifi not turning on.
    plz help me.
    send me wifi SKU#1 OR WIFI SKU#2 or any other software which will work.

    Thanks in advance.

  119. Nalin says:

    Hi m having the same wifi issue discussed above . After upgrading the firmware provided in 17th dec link above post, wifi not turning on.

  120. Nalin says:

    Hi m having the same wifi issue discussed above . After upgrading the firmware , wifi not turning on.I downloaded from following link provided on above 17th december. http://www.pantel.in/download/(pantel_IS709c)_201

  121. Jayanta says:

    Sir pls send me the update link..and pls tell donwload file from which device?download through computer or penta tab or mobile?and after download how to extract file?extract file from which device?pls pls tell me sir..I bought penta is709c only for saw this helfull site

    .

  122. suraj80 says:

    Sir pls send me the software update link.and pls tell download the file from which device?I mean download through computer or penta tab or any mobile?.And how to extract file?extract from which device…pls help me sir I bought is709c only for your support..thanks in advanse.

  123. Amit says:

    Hi Udit,

    I know that this would be a little out of place with regards to this blog; however I have a Moto Q9H (Windows Mobile 6.1) whose usb port is all messed up. I need to flash it because I have lost its camera.exe due to some unknown reasons. Needed your help to flash it using sd card. Let me know if you are okay…

    Regards,
    Amit

  124. jayanta says:

    Sir pls send me updata link and pls tell download update softwa re from which device only computer or tablet or mobile…and what is extract .how to extract..pla pls help me sir.

  125. j80 says:

    Sir pls send me update link,my build no is is709c20121003 and pls tell download software from which device.can I dowload it through mobile .abd what is extract ,I mean how to extract.

  126. suraj says:

    Sir pls send me upgrade link..I bought this tab only for your support..my build no is IS709C20121003. .and pls tell how to extract downloded software..can download this from mobile .?

  127. masih says:

    if someone trys to access my penta 709c by attempting lock patterns and it gets locked as no internet is active, then how to hard reset? plz help me sir.

  128. sameer payyadi says:

    Dear Sir
    I am also getting wifi issue after upgrade the firmware provided on 17th dec on the link above.
    Please help me out.
    Its getting turning off after ON
    please help

  129. sameer payyadi says:

    Dear Sir
    After upgrading the firmware , wifi not turning on.I downloaded from following link provided on above 17th december. http://www.pantel.in/download/(pantel_IS709c)_201
    so please help me works wifi now wifi getting on but not serching and automatically gets off

    earlier reply awaiting
    thanking you

  130. JAYANTA says:

    I bought this tab.it is a very good tab..if you want to buy low cost without sim tablet.go for it..but its bettry life very disspointed,,very bad battery..udit sir pls tell us how to increas battery life…and after upgrade 17dec link298mb .my wifi not working..and my tablet build number changed.

  131. also have same issue about wifi…… sir pls pls send me the link or any other solution if possible

  132. sir i have same wifi issue with my penta pls send me the link………

  133. I have ordered this tab from Tradus, it'll be here soon I guess, I have downloaded the pdf named '709c_Tablet_Software_Upgrade_Instructions_r15_17122012'; how shall I know if I should update my firmware? I saw some posts here mentionong Wifi problems also, what's with that or the solution? Thanks for such a detailed review!

  134. festus says:

    is the graphic is Vivante GC800 40nm LP or 40nm G+

  135. Kapil Negi says:

    SIR, After upgrading my wi fi has stopped working. Please provide the solution.

  136. Pat says:

    I recently dropped this tablet and the screen has severely cracked….On contacting Pantel chat support, they quoted replacing the touchscreen panel would cost Rs 2000 and the service charge Rs 300 extra….Please advise whether spending Rs 2300 is worth or buying a new tablet is worth….

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