For users in India who are itching to try out a tablet experience without burning a hole in their pocket, WishTel has announced the launch of two new low-cost tablet tablet PCs. Ira and Ira Thing priced at Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,500 respectively. The number of small cheaper tablets being released in India has been increasing this past year and could ruin the fun for Aakash, the governments pet project.
Tech2 reports that WishTel’s ‘Ira Thing’ comes with Google’s Android 2.2, a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, WiFi and also supports 3G calling. Ira has the same specifications except that it has resistive touchscreen. Resistive touchscreen allows users to operate the device with gloves, a stylus etc.
PTI had also reported last week that WishTel would participate in the second round of bidding for the tender to produce ‘Aakash’, though it had lost out to Datawind in the first round.
“We are eagerly waiting for the same, given an opportunity we are getting ready for this project, it is a very ambitious project,” WishTel Chief Executive Officer Milind Shah told PTI.
The two need devices can also support 23 Indian languages and operate on the Linux operating system.
WishTel has a network of over 350 distributors across India. The devices are manufactured at its facilities in Maharashtra and Gujarat.