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Connect, browse and meet
More than a smartphone, more than a tablet
The bq Elcano is the first bq device that works like a tablet and a smartphone. It combines all the features of a mobile phone with all the advantages of a tablet, without sacrificing screen size or resolution. To use your bq Elcano as a smartphone, simply insert your SIM card into the slot and you’re ready to make and receive calls using its strategically placed speaker and microphone, send and receive text messages and use free messaging services. You can also make sure your address book is always on hand.
With GPS technology
Finding a street and how to get there is as easy as typing its name into one of the Android-compatible browsers and letting the tablet direct you. The Elcano’s GPS technology allows you to locate any point within your home town – or on the other side of the world – and tells you how to get there, whether on foot or by car. The bq Elcano is compatible with both free and fee-based navigation applications on Android, and includes a free one-month subscription to Route 66, the most popular navigation app.
IPS HD screen
Full colour, high resolution
The contrast and sharpness of an IPS screen is much higher than that of other LCD screens. It doesn’t tire your eyes, so reading e-books and online publications is more comfortable and browsing the internet is even more enjoyable. Plus, the Elcano’s screen boasts a high resolution of 800 x 1280 px, meaning colours and shades are even more alive and vibrant than on other screens. Tones are more realistic, so photos and videos are displayed in their original colours without appearing altered or degraded.
178° viewing angle
Zero blind spots
The bq Elcano’s IPS screen has a 178-degree viewing angle, meaning you can use your tablet in multiple positions – even lying down or reclining – without altering the image quality or encountering any blind spots. In contrast, the LCD screens on other tablets have a much narrower viewing angle: when you tilt the tablet you can’t see the screen, which limits you to front-on interaction only.
If you can’t live without constantly updating your status, visiting your favourite websites or checking your e-mail 24/7, with the bq Elcano you can enjoy limitless internet access thanks to its 3G connectivity.
Just 342 g
Light and easy to handle
The bq Elcano’s size is ideal if you need to take your device with you everywhere you go. Its light weight means you can hold the device in one hand very comfortably without it slipping, unlike larger tablets, while its rubberised surface prevents it from sliding out of your grip. You can hold it in one hand and interact with it using the other.
Easier transfers with Bluetooth
Sharing the content on your bq Elcano with other devices is amazingly simply. Just activate the Bluetooth connection on both machines and synchronise them – and that’s it! You’re ready to transfer your photos, documents and files onto another tablet, phone or PC, with no cables, internet connection or hassle.
Front and rear camera
Front and rear camera
The bq Elcano’s front camera is specially designed for face-to-face videoconferencing in real time, so you won’t miss a single detail. Its rear camera lets you record videos and take photos (including in panoramic format) of the most important moments in your life, with the convenience and quality of the Elcano’s screen as a viewfinder.
*Calls, text messages and data connections are the exclusive responsibility of your service provider. bq shall not be liable for any charges arising from connection or improper use of services.
**Data plan not included. Consult your service provider. The quality and stability of the 3G connection is the exclusive responsibility of the service provider.