The 10inch Quantum Q-Wave is an Android tablet from BDL, one of the established IT players in the region. With the Q-Wave, we wanted to see if BDL can match its IT sales and marketing prowess with the kind of innovation that makes a tablet stand out in a tight mobility market.
From the get go, the Q-Wave feels like a solidly-built machine, on the heavy side but not bulky. The unit I had in my possession had silver back with a black strip on the top. The black strip reveals a panel under which the slots for a dual SIM set up and SD card are located. Oddly, the strip is sealed very tight and you have to literally pry open the panel to get to the compartment. The power and volume button are on the right in landscape mode.
One feature I particularly liked was the thin bezel making sure that the Q-Wave is not as wide as others in its class. Interestingly, Quantum has installed a physical “back” button-which acts like a home button on your smartphone-on the top right of the tablet, a unique feature I haven’t seen on any other tab.
The Q-Wave runs on ARM’s Dual-Core Cortex A9 at 1.2GHz with a 3D graphics engine. We would have loved to see quad-core but unless you are a serious graphics-heavy multi-tasker, a dual-core processor is more than enough.
SIM support in tablets is still something of a novelty