Wishtel has launched two model of tablet PC ranging Rs. 4000.00 to Rs. 5000.00 to compete Akash tablet. Wishtel has launched two model of tablet (‘IRA’ and ‘IRA Thing’) and designed and also manufactured in India. Company is focusing students and corporate users.
Wishtel has manufactured both model with seven-inch Andoid tablet size 203mm x 137mm x 14.5mm, weight is 370 grams. Wishtel has provided a 2200mAh battery in the Tablet that the company claims will provide up to 3 hours of battery life. Wishtel’s Andoid tablet will support more than Indian languages with HD video, Wi- Fi and 3G. Memory of both tablets can be expanded to 32 GB. Some difference in these models are given below.
Wishtel’s IRA Tablet has a 7 inch TFT LCD (800×480 pixel resolution) capacitive touch screen display. It will operate on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system powered by an 800MHz processor and has 256MB of RAM. Its internal memory is 2.0 GB. It hasl supplied with a USB 2.0 port and a Trans Flash (TF) card reader.
Wishtel’s IRA Thing tablet has contained a 7 inch TFT LCD (800×480 pixel resolution) capacitive touch screen display. It operate on same on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system powered by an 800MHz processor and has 512MB of RAM. Its internal memory is 4.0 GB.
These tablet can be purchased all over India through their over 350 distribution and support centers.
Wishtel’s tablet are definitely better than Datawind’s low cost Tablet offering Aakash and Ubislate. But due to the price difference it will not have direct competition with these tablets. Wishtel tablets will face close competition from Noida-based hardware company Pantel Technologies Pvt Ltd’s T-Pad IS701R. Its cost is Rs 3,499.00. Pantel Technologies Pvt Ltd’s T-Pad IS701R definitely loaded with better processor and also comes with a camera.
“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.
“Between ourself and Datawind, price for device was competitive, we lost out on deliverables in terms of service support, maintenance, logistics, taxes and other things. For the device, we were lower against Datawind by 10 cents, or 8 cents to be precise,” Shah said.
“I still cannot answer this really until we don’t really know the specifications.” No company can make claims of supplying Aakash 2 as specifications are not yet finalised, he added.
Mr. Shah also added, “See the difference that’s going to be happen with Aakash2 is that there are huge volumes that are being committed compared to Aakash 1 … they are talking about five million devices … the economics works out differently for such large volumes.”