BSNL, India Launches India’s $60 Priced Aakash Rival

Posted on Feb 28 2012 - 7:01am by Editorial Staff

In an interesting note that is rolling over the India’s tablet market, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched Aakash tablet rivals, made by Noida, UP, India based Pantel company and the more interesting to note at very this point is that the tablet comes at a price of Rs 3,250 (around $66) where the Aakash comes with a price tag of Rs 2,999 ($60) but wait the BSNL tablet comes with a faster 1GHz processor and runs on Gingerbread on a 7-inch 800 X 600 resistive display.

The India’s government sponsored first low cost tablet, Aakash has already running into problems and companies again will be invited in order to bid again to make the device after continuously reports of poor performance rolling out a pilot model – for the Indian government the tablet hailed as an achievement mark where only one in 10 of its 1.2 billion+ use the web.

The cheapest model is Panta Tpad IS 701r which is priced at Rs 3,250. Panta Tpad is a WiFi only tablet with Android 2.3 operating system, it has a 1 GHz processor (ARM11 IMAP210) clubbed with 256 MB RAM. The tablet also offers HDMI port through which it can be connected to a TV. Its 7 inch resistive touch screen comes with 800×600 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.

The tablet has a 3000 mAh battery and 2 GB internal memory which can be expanded through micro SD card. The tablet also has a VGA front facing camera for video calling. While Panta Tpad IS 701r has the BSNL branding, the other two tablets images do not have. The second tablet is named ‘Panta Tpad_ws704c’. It has the same specification as its cheapest cousin (701r) but offers added 3G connectivity which supports CDMA/EVDO and GSM, inbuilt A-GPS, Accelerometer and Bluetooth. It also comes with a 2 megapixel rear camera and also has bigger 512 MB RAM for faster performance.

The costliest amongst the three is the Tpad WS802C which has an 8 inch capacitive screen. It comes with a faster 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. The internal memory is also bigger at 4 GB. Rest of the features like GPS, camera and Bluetooth are same as the 704C. Seems like India’s tablet market seeing a lot of heat up again with the launch of Tablet.

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