The tablet space of India was already heated up by the low cost educational devices such as Aakash and Ubislate 7 from Datawind. Now, a new one is launching with its main aim on the schools and the young students.
The Classteacher Learning Systems has produced the Classpad which is mainly aimed in improving the learning and the interaction within classrooms. However, the company has plans to take the device to the public as well.
This tablet is available for a starting price of 7,500 INR and goes to even 14,000 INR. These tablets are quite expensive when compared to the Aakash tablet sponsored by the government which retails at about 2,500 INR and the UbiSlate 7 which is about 3,000 INR but there are more benefits for this price range.
Similar to the Aakash, the Classpad is also powered by the Android 2.2 operating system and it has an in-built memory capacity of 4GB that can be expanded to 8GB. The battery life of 6 hours and the touch screen interface of the device are superior than the earlier tablet, claims the company. The main difference between the two is in the primary function.
The Aakash tablet is mainly focused in increasing the presence and the usage of the tablet computers and also Internet in India but the Classpad is focused and devoted only to education. The tablet is mainly aimed at the school children of the age group 3 to 12 and has made available to over 1500 students as of now.
The tablet space of India is getting tough competition from various companies like Datawind and Clasteacher Learning System. These low cost tablets are using the Android operating system and are able to concentrate on the masses of the country who are looking for budget devices. But this does not mean that the high cost tablets are not performing well and the RIM PlayBook sales are an example for this.