BSNL has launched three tablets including two 7 inch resistive screen based tabs with Android 2.3 operating system. The third tablet comes with an 8 inch capacitive touch screen. The tablets will be sold with discounted data plans from BSNL. The three tablets are priced at Rs. 3,250, Rs. 10,999 and Rs 13,500. The cheapest model is Panta Tpad IS 701r, which is priced at Rs 3,250.
Aakash is priced at just Rs 2500. Tpad has better specification than the Datawind’s low cost tablet. Panta Tpad is a WiFi only tablet with Android 2.3 operating system. It has a 1 GHz processor clubbed with 256 MB RAM. The tablet also offers HDMI port and 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 and it can be expanded through micro SD card. The tablet also has a VGA front facing camera for video calling. Panta Tpad IS 701r has the BSNL branding and other two tablets. The second tablet is named ‘Panta Tpad ws704c’. It has the same specification as its cheapest cousin but offers added 3G connectivity which supports CDMA, inbuilt A-GPS, EVDO and GSM, Accelerometer with Bluetooth.
It also comes with a 2 megapixel rear camera and 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.