With the rising demand in the educational sector, Alphabetics Computer Services on July 17, 2012 launched its first educational tablet PC named TabGuru. The new tablet will be available in 7 inch and 10 inch screen variants.
The TabGuru is based on the Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and has been priced at Rs. 9,999 for Alpha Edu-I and Rs. 14,999 for the Alpha Edu-II. The tablet will be launched across 5,000 touch points in a month.
Pankaj Kurulkar, the CMD of Alphabetics Computer Services while addressing the conference said, “The education sector in India, at $600 billion, is huge. Private education is growing at 19 per cent annually, and is expected to reach $45 billion by 2015. While e-learning is present for a decade and is currently undergoing consolidation, it is expected to grow at 20 per cent annually. The high cost of infrastructure to enable e-learning is a deterrent to growth.” Kurulkar added that the TabGuru’s content would be a mix of animation and video format for English and regional schools from first to twelfth standard across the ICSE, SSC and CBSE Boards.
The tablet weights just 345 gms and has a 512 MB RAM with 4GB storage capacity which can be expanded up to 32 GB.