'Classpad' ready to compete with 'Aakash'

Last Updated: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 10:50

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Post the unveiling of the Aakash tablet by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Ministry, new trends have been picking up in the edu-tech. Now taking a cue from the cheapest tablet of the world, Aakash, Delhi –based Classteacher Learning Systems, an education solution provider, has developed a new tablet, Classpad.

The Classpad, priced in the range of Rs 7,500-14,000, comes in three models : Classpad 7, Classpad 8 and Classpad 10. Compared to Aakash tablet’s battery life of around one and half hours, this latest tablet on the block provides you the battery life of more than 6 hours.

Considered to be the developed version of the Aakash tablet, the Classpad boasts of features such as touch screen, better battery life, 1.3 Ghz processing speed and a built-in memory of 4 Gb, which can also be expandable to 8 Gb. The device is also equipped with artificial intelligence and is built on the Android platform.

With the education sector, experimenting and adopting newer technologies to impart education, the Classpad can catch the fancy of the Indian schools along with its better features compared to Aakash and its in-built intelligence facility in which can help categorise students as fast, average and slow learners.

Its developer, the Classteacher Learning Systems plans to take the device to the market through two business routes, the Trolley model and 'one tablet per child' (OTPC) model.

In the Trolley model, the device can be used on a shared manner by paying Rs 100 per child, whereas in ‘one tablet per child' (OTPC) model, the parents have to pay for the device. 

The good news for the general public is that, the developer of the Classpad  is planning to launch the tablet in 2012 for the general public, which they can buy online.

First Published: Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 08:42

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