Tuesday, 27 March 2012

BSNL launches Aakash tablet’s rival at Rs 3,250

BSNL launches Aakash tablet’s rival at Rs 3,250

Last year, DataWind in association with the Government of India came out with a 7 inch Android tablet for students. Named Aakash, the tablet costs Rs 2,999 in the market; while its subsidised rate is just Rs 2,250.
Aakash, which was hailed as the cheapest tablet in the world, was projected as revolutionary and was talked about the world over. In fact, its makers got lakhs of preorders.

Before the euphoria could die down, though, public sector telecom operator BSNL has come out with an extremely low cost tablet of its own. Manufactured by Noida based Pantel Technologies, the Penta IS701R tablet has WiFi and is priced at Rs 3,499.

BSNL has launched 3 Models:-
Model 1 : T-PAD IS701R (Rs : 3250)
Model 2 : T-Pad WS704C (Rs : 10,999)Model 3 : T-PAD WS802C (Rs : 13,500)

These tablets will be made by Noida based company named Pantel where these tablets will be sold with discounted data plans from BSNL. And according to Pantel, the T-PAD IS701R has 1 GHz processor and 256M RAM with Wi-Fi option enabled. The built in 2GB memory can be expanded to 32 GB. Where as the second model , T-Pad WS704C has 512 MB DDR 3 RAM and can be connected to TV through HDMI. And the last model, T-PAD WS802C is powered with 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB DDR 3 RAM. This model will contain a in built GPS. Model 2 and 3 mentioned below will contain a capacitive screen which has a better touch screen sensitivity.

Comparison With Aakash

TabletPenta T-Pad IS 701RAakash1Aakash2 (Ubislate 7)
ProcessorARM11 IMAP210,
ARM11 366MHzARM Cortex-A8,
Operating SystemAndroid 2.3
Android 2.2
Android 2.3
NetworkWi-Fi onlyWi-Fi onlyWi-Fi+GPRS via SIM card
Phone CallNoNoYes
Touch Screen7-inch, Resistive7-inch, Resistive7-inch, Resistive
Screen Resolution800×600 px800×480800×480
Audio jack3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Support for
Office files
No.of USB ports112
PriceRs. 3,200Rs. 2,499Rs. 2,999


Online booking for booking of BSNL tablet PCs has started. You can book BSNL tablet online by logging www.pantel.in. You can select the model of your choice and fill your personal details, address, and mobile number. After booking of Panta BSNL Tablet PC you can receive unique product booking ID through a phone call or email from Pantel. 

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