Looks like BSNL is taking the limelight off Aakash – They recently announced launch of 3 low cost tablets – The lowest one starting at just Rs. 3250/-. Although it is Rs. 1000 higher than Aakash, people seem to have mopped it up in big numbers.
According to the post on Mobile Indian, MD of Pantel Technologies have pointed out that they have received over one lakh pre-booking orders over phone and online for the three tablets that have been launched in association with BSNL.
Please keep in mind that for pre-booking, users don’t have to make any payments. They just need fill a requisition form or call on the number given on their website. This might also be the reason why such high number of pre-orders have been received. Only time will tell how many will actually pay!
Does Rs. 3250 BSNL-Penta Tablet have a GSM Sim Slot?
Pantel advertises above offer on their website, which mentioned that the Rs. 3250/- tablet comes pre-bundled with BSNL 2G SIM. This for me is a bit surprising, as specifications given on their website makes no mention of tablet having a SIM slot. If that is really the case, I must say, this Penta-BSNL becomes a very attractive proposition. Apart from this, the tablet has Android 2.3 Operating system on a 1 GHz processor and DDRII 256MB RAM. It has wi-fi connectivity as well. Though, this one comes with a resistive touchscreen.
Aakash’s biggest contribution to India
I guess I should have written a completely separate post on this one, but here is what Aakash’s biggest contribution has been…
Setting the price benchmark for affordable tablets!
Although, Aakash tablet themselves have had their problems, what they have done is set a price benchmark for tablets, all the affordable tablet manufacturers are trying to match that price point!
What do you think?