Infotech 2012, the 19th edition of this so-called Mauritian hi-tech forum is being held from September 13 to 16 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, Paille. The last time I went to the Infotech event was in 2010 and it was a nonetheless boring experience.
This year, I went to the Infotech with a precise aim: The Orange Tablet priced at Rs 3000 and beside being boring, the event was a big deception.
If you are amazed about this tablet and planning to grab one, here’s an advice: STAY AWAY. This tablet is far from being the magical gift Orange is claiming it is. For one: the touch screen itself is not so smooth. (Makes me remember that old Symbian Nokia C3..something I used to have).
The camera? 0.3 Megapixel. Seriously?? That’s like doing a video call using one of those webcam the late-Nomad used to bribe its customers with.
The Orange Tablet manufactured by an Indian company named Pantel. At this stage I was already like: “Fuck a Saturday Wasted!”. I hanged around for some more 15 minutes seeing nothing more than the usual stuff we already know about. I probably missed some stuff since the crowd at the Infotech was overwhelming.
My trip at the Infotech lasted less than 30 minutes. Conclusion: If you are a noob and wanna be recognised as one: Head straight to Orange’s zone and tell them how much you are impressed with the crappy Rs 3000 tablet. Otherwise you can also enjoy a trip there to watch laptops, mobile phones, and again laptops, and more laptops.
Job Section: Sure thing! You will have a dozen of Call Centers recruiting. Beside these, nothing great except the usual presence of companies like Accenture and Linkeo.