Asia Bizz: Its raining low-cost tablets in the Indian tablet PC market. WishTel has recently launched two low-cost tablets for the Indian market and it has become the third company in a week to introduce low priced tablets. The tablets have been priced between Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,000 and its Android tablet Ira is making it even more tough for the already existing Aakash tablet – manufactured by Datawind.
The company has launched Ira, the seven inch Android tablet, which has the ability to support several Indian languages. The tablet also features Wi-Fi, 3G and HD video. The Ira has an in-built memory beginning from 2 GB that can be expanded to 32 GB. The company will be selling the tablets through 350 distribution and support centres.
WishTel’s new tabs aim at the students, corporate executives and home makers as their end users. The company manufactures its tablets in the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
The surprising part is that the company said that it will be participating in the second bidding round for the popular ‘Aakash’, named as the World cheapest tablet. The Aakash tablet was launched by the Indian government in the month of October last year, after which it managed to secure more than one lakh pre-bookings of the tablet in just an few days. The tablet costs just Rs 2,276 compared to the most popular tablet iPad by Apple, which begins at Rs 28,000.
Before the announcement by WishTel, other companies in India launched their tablet computers to compete with Datawind’s Aakash. A seven inch tablet was launched by Zync and is based on the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and costs Rs 8,990. Even Intex Technologies launched their iTab which is an eight inch tablet computer and is priced at Rs 11,900. The tablet market is becoming more and more popular and companies all over the world have their eyes on the Indian market as a prospective market for sales boost.