Wishtel has launched its IRA series of low cost tablets in India which will be priced between Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,500. There are two variants of the tablet — one which runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, while the other variant runs Linux Sugar (first seen on OLPC). Notably, the Linux variant of the tablet will even include support for Indic languages. Also Read - Low-cost Aakash tablet project closes,1 lakh target achieved: RTI
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These tablets feature 7-inch capacitive display, a 800MHz processor made by Via, 512MB RAM have a full USB port, a mini USB port and have support for external memory cards. Notably, these tablets support USB modems, and besides this will have built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g capabilities. On the battery front, Wishtel has packed the IRA tablets with a 2800 mAh battery and tout five hours of battery life on Wi-Fi and 3G modes and three hours of video playback. As far as preloaded apps are concerned an Internet browser, Media player, photo viewer, office document editor, Skype and iRead apps are provided. Looks, like as predicted by us earlier Wishtel intends to take of the DataWinds Aakash 2 head-on. Also Read - Aakash 2 versus BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C
Update: It turns out, there are two variants of the Android tablet . One has a resistive display and a 2200 mAh battery, while the other has a 2800 mAh battery with a capacitive (Single touch) display. Both models have 2GB of internal memory.
Update 2: So the two variants are the IRA and the IRA Thing and they cost Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,500 respectively.