BSNL has launched three tablets including two 7 inch resistive screen based tabs with Android 2.3 operating system while the third tablet comes with an 8 inch capacitive touchscreen.
Made by Noida based company – Pantel, the tablets will be sold with discounted data plans from BSNL. The three tablets are priced at Rs 3,250 [$66.23], Rs 10,999[$224.15] and Rs 13,500[$275.12].
The cheapest model is Penta Tpad IS 701r which is priced at Rs 3,250 [$66.23]. Notably, Aakash is priced at just Rs 2500[$50.95]. However, Tpad has better specification than the Datawind’s low cost tablet.
Penta Tpad is a WiFi only tablet with Android 2.3 operating system, it has a 1 GHz processor (ARM11 IMAP210) clubbed with 256 MB RAM. The tablet also offers HDMI port through which it can be connected to a TV. Its 7 inch resistive touch screen comes with 800×600 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
The tablet has a 3000 mAh battery and 2 GB internal memory which can be expanded through micro SD card. The tablet also has a VGA front facing camera for video calling. While Penta Tpad IS 701r has the BSNL branding, the other two tablets images do not have.
The second tablet is named ‘Penta Tpad_ws704c’. It has the same specification as its cheapest cousin (701r) but offers added 3G connectivity which supports both CDMA/EVDO and GSM, inbuilt A-GPS, Accelerometer and Bluetooth. It also comes with a 2 megapixel rear camera and also has bigger 512 MB RAM for faster performance.
The costliest amongst the three is the Tpad WS802C which has an 8 inch capacitive screen. It comes with a faster 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. The internal memory is also bigger at 4 GB. Rest of the features like GPS, camera and Bluetooth are same as the 704C.