Wishtel, an IT product maker, has launched two tablets costing between Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,500. The company has already indicated its intention of participating in the second round of bid for low-cost tablet PC ‘Aakash.’ In the first round, the company had lost out to Datawind.
Ira, the seven-inch Andoid tablet supports more than Indian languages besides HD video, Wi-Fi and 3G. The tablets have an in-built memory beginning from 2 GB that can be expanded to 32 GB. The company plans to sell through 350 distribution and support centers, targeting end users such as students, homemakers and corporate executives.
The company that makes the tablets in Maharashtra and Gujarat said it would participate in the second bidding round for Aakash. When the $35 tablet Aakash was launched in October last year and managed to secure more than 1-lakh pre-bookings in a matter of days. Pegged as the world’s cheapest, the tablet is sold at Rs 2,276. In comparison, iPad which begins from around Rs 28,000.