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

You may also like to read:

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

- 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

  • Umesh

    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

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

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

        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!

        • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

          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!

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

          • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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?

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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!

  • srinivas

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      @ 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.

  • Revanth Chadaga

    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!

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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.

          • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Try another Headset/ contact Pantel Customer Care.

          • Revanth Chadaga

            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

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

      • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

        I mean black rings??

  • vishal vishwakarma

    is it ugradable to 4.1 jelly bean?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • nalin

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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???

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Good. However, the APK may cause Stability issues with other running Apps. Also, we have been told by Pantel today that a Software Upgrade will be available soon.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      UPDATE from Pantel: 709c Software Update Coming Soon.

      • nalin

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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

  • https://www.facebook.com/verma.shubham5736 Shubham Verma

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • glen

        aritel huawai e i731 is not working in bsnl penta is709c

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Joji.M

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Eman

    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 ?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • nalin

        Back up is not much good .On a full charge i was able to run it upto 2 hrs .I was using both internet, video and playing temple run also.Offcourse for price point of view its manageable as i bought it at just 3499 .
        I would say best tablet as per price point.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          You got a great deal at Rs.3499/-. Where did you buy it from ?

          • nalin

            I bought from homeshop18.com by applying coupon code

  • nalin

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

        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!

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

        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.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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.

          • nalin

            I just received a mail from pantel regarding software updation.
            Dear Mr Sahoo ,
            Greeting from Pantel Technologies!
            Thank you for choosing Penta T-Pad. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused. Sir sending you the link to download the software in any windows and then extract the software using win zip and follow the instructions which will come after downloading and extracting of the file
            http://www.pantel.in/download/IS709C_20120830.rar
            Regards, Support team. Pantel Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Thanks for sharing the Update. However, we believe, your 709c software might have crashed. We have used this Software 10 days ago. Its file is approx. 247 MB. This Software may not resolve Facebook and other issues. We are in touch with Pantel and have installed yesterday, a more recent "Test Software". The Facebook Application Updates and Works fine on the Test Software. However, Other issues mentioned in the "Updates" in the Post above have not been resolved yet. An "Error-Free Software Update" is eagerly awaited and will be shared with everyone here as soon as it is available.

          • https://www.facebook.com/krishnadaskr Krishnadas K Ramdas

            the zip file does not have any instructions..

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Which ZIP File pls.?

          • kdas

            i mean the rar file downloaded (http://www.pantel.in/download/IS709C_20120830.rar ) does not contain any instructions .Just an update.img file.

          • kdas

            can you describe the procedure of applying the update?

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Download the Software <a href="http://(http://www.pantel.in/download/IS709C_20120830.rar)” target=”_blank”>(http://www.pantel.in/download/IS709C_20120830.rar)
            File Size: ~2500MB (ZIP/RAR File)
            Extract the File
            Copy the extracted File in the ROOT Folder of an SD/ Memory Card
            Insert the Memory Card in the Tablet
            Power ON the Tablet
            The Software Upgrade Process will begin automatically
            Follow the Onscreen Instructions, if any
            When the Upgrade completes…You will be prompted to Delete the Upgrade File from the SD/ Memory Card.
            Delete the Upgrade File from the SD/ Memory Card
            Done Enjoy!

          • https://www.facebook.com/krishnadaskr Krishnadas K Ramdas

            could not do the procedure .. tab is bricked now.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            If you did it right. The Image File might have been Corrupt. Download and Extract the File again. Remember to Copy the Update File only in the Root of the Memory Card, not inside any other Folder. During the Upgrade Procedure, the Screen may go blank, it will become normal again. Call Pantel Customer Care for further assistance, in case you are unsuccessful.

  • Umesh

    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

  • Seshu

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

      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

  • sumesh

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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!

  • Shefali

    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….

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • Shefali

        use of Titanium Backup Key ★ root will void warranty??? i mean is it a kind of root d device?

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          No. It will not root your Device. See More Details on Product Documentation and Website.

  • karthikesh

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Complete Tests are pending as its new Software Update is awaited. For now, it seems to be the "Best Value for Money" Tablet on the Market.

  • Shefali

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dheepan.sakkaravarthi.5 Dheepan Sakkaravarthi

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • masih

        micromax mmx 400r is working fine with penta 709c.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          The MMX 400R is a Pocket WiFi Router. It should work with all WiFi compliant devices like Laptops, Mobiles and Tablets.

  • UR BIGGEST FAN

    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…

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Shubhjit

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      We have not encountered such an issue. Try resetting the Tablet once. If that does not resolve the issue, pls. contact Pantel Customer Care.

      • Shubhjit

        connect to pantel say go to care center
        also reinstall software

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          This is for what?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      To resolve your Camera issue, try resetting the Tablet once, from Settings >> Backup and Restore >> Factory Data Reset If the issue does not resolve, please contact Pantel Customer Care.

  • Shubhjit

    when i am click on camera icon

  • vishal vishwakarma

    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?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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..?

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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.

  • Prasanta

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

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

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

        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.

  • http://www.24houronlinemovies.com Sambit

    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 ?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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).

  • Vishal Vishwakarma

    i am using E173BU-1 AIRTEL..

  • Babhu

    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?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          1. We are testing a new build which shall be released soon. As of date it has no issues (Please read our Update in the post above). We are also working on tuning its performance. We hope to share it soon.
          2. Your Wireless Connection may not be disabling itself when the Tablet enters Sleep mode.
          Change its Settings to 'Never' from Settings >>
          WiFi >>
          Advanced Settings >>
          Keep WiFi 'On' during Sleep >>
          Change Setting to 'Never' >>
          Done!
          3. We never had a Touch related issue in any of the Tablets tested by us. Since Touch-screen calibration is not a part of the available options, you will not be able to change its setting. However, I believe that the new Software Update might resolve your issue.
          To test the Touch-screen you may also use Display Tester <a href="http:// (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.displaytester)” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.displaytester)” target=”_blank”>(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.displaytester) or
          MultiTouch Tester <a href="http:// (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the511plus.MultiTouchTester)” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the511plus.MultiTouchTester)” target=”_blank”>(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the511plus.MultiTouchTester) and from
          Settings >> Developer Options >>
          User Interface Options >>
          Pointer Location >> Change to Enabled AND
          Show Touches (if available in your software build) >> Change to Enabled
          Done!

          • Babhu

            Here are my other findings

            1. i verified the wifi settiing by default what you have mentioned above configuration is exist in my tab.
            2. I ran the display tester and multitouch tester and it was working as expected.
            I think the touch issue is with software not with Tablet. :).

            Dont know how to fix it.. because i am a test engineer :).

            Kindly provide me any solution if you have and also let me know when we will get the Software Update.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            1. Your WiFi Setting by Default is ?
            2. To resolve your Touchscreen issue, try resetting the Tablet once, from Settings >> Backup and Restore >> Factory Data Reset
            3. If the issue does not resolve, please contact Pantel Customer Care.
            4. I believe we should be able to complete the testing of the new Software in the next 5-10 days.

          • Babhu

            I mean to say by default wifi setting is Never.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Don't change this Setting. It will conserve the Battery.

  • http://www.24houronlinemovies.com Sambit

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Joji.M

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Will post results of popular Benchmarking and System Information Applications soon.

  • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

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

  • R K Nair

    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…

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • http://www.24houronlinemovies.com Sambit

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • http://www.24houronlinemovies.com Sambit

        I am not going to buy any tab until you review these tabs. I will wait until you review these products.

  • shubh

    Plz update software link

  • R K Nayar

    my build number isPenta IS 709C 20120830

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Noted. Your request has been registered.

  • r k nayar

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Currently only the USB Data Cards specified above and (in the new Software Upgrade), the Tata Photon Huawei EC 152 is additionally supported.

  • Sathish

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Your request has been registered. Regarding a Jelly Bean 4.xx Upgrade, we have no information at this time.

  • Revanth

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

  • Shashank

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Sandeep

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • https://www.facebook.com/revanchdg Revanth Chadaga

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

  • Chintan

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Chintan, 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.

      • chintan

        link you gave me expired. can you give me another link? thanx

  • Naineesh

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Raman

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

        • Shashank

          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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • Shashank

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

      • sathish

        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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

        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.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Great. How many Tablets did your Team mates buy?

          • Babhu

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            What is the Software Build of her Tablet?

          • Babhu

            PENTA IS709C 20121017

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • babhu

            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?

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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?

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • babhu

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Has your problem been resolved with our Updates ?

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

  • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

    Raman, Your request has been registered.

    • Raman

      Please share expected date for getting same if possible

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

        Expect it by this weekend.

        • Raman

          Thanks. Looking forward for it

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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 post your feedback.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • Raman

            Dear TAT Team – I had sent you mail from my ID as requested by you.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Dear Raman, The Instructions for the Software Upgrade have been mailed to you. Please check your mail. 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.

    • Raman

      Please resend link

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

        • Raman

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

          • Raman

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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 .

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • Raman

            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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • Raman

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

            Hi ,

            Is there any solution to this problem.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

  • Sandeep

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • Sandeep

        kindly send me the link

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Sandeep, 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.

  • R K nayar

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Vishal Vishwakarma

    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..:)

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • Vishal Vishwakarma

        thanks have got the mail…:)

      • Vishal Vishwakarma

        Hey bro.. the update file u have given me is deleted from the server please update me with the new download link as my download was not completed yesterday..

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

          • Kombiah

            i also want the jelly bean update for my is709c tablet can you please send the link for me

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            There is no Jelly Bean Update for the 709C Tablet at this time.

  • Naineesh

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Vishal Vishwakarma

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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..

  • Lepden Jamir

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Great! Hope you enjoy it.

          • Lepden Jamir

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Thank you.

  • RAVI KHANNA

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

      • http://pande.info Shreenath

        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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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.

          • http://pande.info Shreenath

            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

    • http://twitter.com/Ravi_86 @Ravi_86

      Thanks Talkabouttech :)

  • Vishal Vishwakarma

    software upgrade please..my build no Penta IS709C 20120830

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Adem

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Adem

    Is there any update available for IS709C ?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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.

  • Amit

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Pls. check your mail in 5 minutes.

          • Amit

            I received the mail … please resend the link

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

  • Naineesh

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

  • Amit

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

            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

  • Vishal Vishwakarma

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

  • Anant Khanna

    Enjoy !!!
    …Edited by Moderator…

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Vishal Vishwakarma

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Amit

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Amit

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Congrats! Try Titanium Backup * Root. It is available at the Play Store. URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com…. Standard version is Free. Pro version is Paid. It will confirm Status of the Software i.e. whether its Rooted/ Not. Let us know if you have been able to root successfully.

      • Amit

        I was able to root successfully…have installed applications like Superuser, Titanium Back-up and more importantly am able to connect to Ad-hoc networks over wi-fi.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Superuser keeps a log of all the events which use root privileges. What was the problem in connecting over WiFi earlier pls.? We tested it on both Infrastructure as well Ad-hoc networks.

          • Amit

            It was not detecting ad-hoc network until I rooted and then modified the wpa_supplement (if I remember the correct name) using root explorer.

    • Shashank

      Could you tell me how did you root it? Your steps in brief?
      Thanks a lot.

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

        An article on rooting ICS based Devices may get featured soon.

      • Amit

        Sorry Shashank…I can't share until Udit says so…

        Udit…please help Shashank

    • Chintan

      Send me the rooting procedure. thanks.
      …Edited by Moderator…

  • Naineesh

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      The link is mentioned in the Update dated 7 November 2012 in the Post above.

  • http://www.24houronlinemovies.com Sambit

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Adem

    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

  • Adem

    I am waiting you article on rooting please publish it ASAP

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      The article on ICS rooting shall be published this month.

      • Amit

        Hi Udit,
        When I asked for it, you told that you not publishing it for the sake of benefit of users at large. Now you say that it would be published this month???
        I fail to understand what is going on…

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Amit, Your concern is genuine. You would be amongst the first people to know about it BEFORE it is published.

          • Amit

            Thanks Udit; however I don't need it it anymore…as I have already rooted my device…

          • Adem

            Hi ! Could you please send me full step by step procedure for rooting.

  • Amit

    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

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

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

        What is the Issue?

        • codergenius

          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)

  • Aleen Khan

    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?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Try Manual Update of Drivers from the Device Manager of your Windows PC. That should resolve your problem.

      • aleenkhan

        Where will i get the USB drivers for this Penta IS709c tablet? Can you tell me?

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          We are planning to upload the Drivers for 32 Bit and 64 Bit Operating Systems soon.

  • codergenius

    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!

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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/-).

  • codergenius

    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?

  • codergenius

    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?

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      The Antutu Read/Write Speeds tested by us are 6.2 MB/Second and 5.9 MB/Second respectively.

      • codergenius

        so using class 10 card will improve (overall read / write) performance?

        is there any resource / site which will show such scores so that we can compare / decide while buying our next tablet?

        many many thanks for giving me the software update link (for the wifi issue); but before that i had deposited the tablet @ service center bcoz of mic problem. now waiting to receive it back.

  • http://pande.info Shreenath

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

  • jagannath

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • abhinav

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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.

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • abhinav

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Was your WiFi working earlier?

          • abhinav

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Pls. contact Pantel.

          • abhinav

            OK, Thanks for your efforts.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • abhinav

            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.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

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

          • abhinav

            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

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

  • Adem

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      A complete guide on Rooting the 709c shall be published soon.

  • Pat

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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….

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          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

            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…..

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

            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

            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,

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            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

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

          • Pat

            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

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com 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

            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

            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…

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

  • Swetha

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      What is the Software Build Version of your Tablet pls.?

      • Swetha

        Hi There , here is the Build version you asked for :

        PENTA IS709C 20121017

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Have mailed the Update to you. Do revert with your feedback.

  • FARAZ

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Pls. check the list of Compatible Dongles in the Update dated 5 November 2012.

  • Pat

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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…..

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Thank you for your compliments. More Posts coming soon on Android Essentials, Best Apps, Rooting Guide, stay tuned in.

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  • Thangadurai

    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…

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Pls. Check Mic. with the inbuilt Sound Recorder. How many times have you updated the Software? Have mailed to you 3 Updates with Instructions. Pls. try and revert. In case it does not resolve the issue contact Pantel for Mic./Tablet replacement.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Sorry for the delay in replying. Pls. download the Software Upgrade Instructions from: http://talkabouttech.com/downloads/709c_Tablet_So

  • Pavan

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

  • Kumar

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      You already have the latest Software for your Tablet. An Upgrade is not required for your Device unless you are having specific issues with your Tablet.

  • akansh

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

      • akansh

        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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          Pls. try WiFi SKU#2 first, if it does not work try SKU#1. If both do not work pls. let us know and we will mail you another Software.

  • akansh

    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.

  • akansh

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      The Download Link works fine. Pls. retry.

  • Sar-shalom

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Will mail you an Update tomorrow. Hope that shall resolve the issue.

      • prince

        One week has passed still no reply please help me to regain control over wifi. its not turning on,,

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

          • prince

            Thanks friends everything works fine now

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Sorry for the delay in replying. Pls. download the Software Upgrade Instructions from: http://talkabouttech.com/downloads/709c_Tablet_So

      • Sar-Shalom

        Thanks guys after applying the update everything works perfecty as good as new…
        May God Bless you…

  • Raman

    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.

  • Abhay

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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.

  • Abhay

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      We recommend the IS709c Tablet as the Best Value-for-Money and Stable Product amongst Budget Tablets.

  • Ankit Khandelwal

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

        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)

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          You can find the Software Build Number in the Tablet's Settings. It will read like 20120830/ 20121017/ 20121019. If your problem does not get resolved, pls. contact Pantel Service.

  • glen

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Airtel Huawei – E1731 Data Card is compatible with 709c. Pls. upgrade your Software from the link posted above on 17 December.

  • alok

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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

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

        • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

          This Notification is not related to the Storage on the Tablet, but the unreadable Storage of the Data Card. You can manually clear the Notification and safely ignore it.

  • Gulam Rasool

    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.

    • Gulam Rasool

      Six days and no reply, seems no solution for this yet or on one facing this problem… :(

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

        We will check and shall revert to you. If Rio/ Seasons do not install, check available Memory for Storage.

        • Gulam Rasool

          Tablet have over 1GB of free memory, and both the Games Installed successfully from Google Play..

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            We will check and shall revert to you.

          • chidambaram

            I too have a same problem angry bird is not working with updates and new version and photoshop is not supported too

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            Angry Birds has been tested to be working fine.

          • Gulam Rasool

            Then its seems my tablet have some problem, can you please give me the solution / suggestion for it
            Tablets build is IS709C 20121019
            "Only pre-installed version of Angry Birds is working, updates and new version does not works".

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            We will check if Angry Birds app gets updated with Auto Updates set to ON and shall revert to you here.

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            You are right. There seems to be some issue with the recent updates on Angry Birds. The game functions properly after uninstalling the updates.

          • Gulam Rasool

            Sir,
            Please let me know as soon as you found any solution for the same.

          • Gulam Rasool

            Sir, can you please send me the software update link & instruction regarding How to update tablet IS709C using Computer.
            Also i need software driver for Windows XP

          • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

            The Software Update Link and Instructions are mentioned in the post above. Windows uses its default Drivers for using Mass Storage on the Tablet. No Driver is required for Software Upgrades.

  • Govinda

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Have resent you multiple Software Updates. Pls. check yr. mail.

  • Pande

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Yr. SD Card might have become corrupt. Format it on a PC with Default Settings and check on the Tablet again. If the error persists, try another SD Card.

    • Krish

      I guess u have to upgrade the SW version.

      • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

        We shall check with Pantel and shall keep you posted.

  • https://www.facebook.com/sreeneelakanth Sree Neelakanth M

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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      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..

  • Pat

    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…

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Pls. try resetting the Tablet once, if the issue does not get resolved, pls. contact PANTEL service for repair/ replacement.

  • chidambaram

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      We shall be posting the 709c ‘Battery Test’ results soon.

  • vivek

    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.

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      Yes you can use the MMX 400R 3G Router with this Tablet. A few other users are already using it.

  • nali

    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

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      We shall be mailing you another upgrade, pls. check your mail on 24 January 2013.

      • nali

        i didnt got any mails from u…

      • kombiah

        sir please the link for me also i also have the same issue.

  • Nalin

    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.

  • Nalin

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

  • Nalin

    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

  • Jayanta

    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

    .

  • suraj80

    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.

  • Amit

    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

  • http://YourWebsite... jayanta

    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.

  • http://YourWebsite... j80

    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.

  • http://YourWebsite... suraj

    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 .?

    • chidambaram

      use winrar software to extract the file

  • masih

    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.

  • sameer payyadi

    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

  • sameer payyadi

    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

  • JAYANTA

    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.

  • https://www.facebook.com/verma.shubham5736 Shubham Verma

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/verma.shubham5736 Shubham Verma

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

  • http://twitter.com/Pozzo_Lahiri @Pozzo_Lahiri

    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!

  • festus

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

  • Pat

    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….

    • http://www.talkabouttech.com TalkAboutTech

      I believe it is not worth repairing it. You can buy a new 709c/ 701c Tablet for approx. Rs.3200/- online.