Looks like we now have an elite cousin of Aakash coming up – It is called “E-Tutor Tablet”. Many mainstream media newspaper including Times wrote about it saying it was yet another Government initiative. However, this initiative is anything but Government’s…
The news also mentions that this “E-tutor tablet” is a joint effort of Technopark based e-tutor and Oztern Technology. We spoke to Saiju V. Stella, CEO of Oztern Technology – He mentioned that both these organizations are Private Limited companies with no affiliations to Government whatsoever.
It is really sad that papers like Times of India report news so irresponsibly. The title of the ToI news is “Govt launches ‘e-tutor tablet’ @ Rs 7,500” and the only Govt. connection it has to the tablet is that it was launched by Sam Pitroda who is an advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh!!
Coming back to E-Tutor tablet – according to information sent to us, E-Tutor comes with comprehensive curriculum based digital content that includes syllabus for CBSE, ISCE and State Board. They have curriculum specific 2D and 3D animated content, simulations, diagrams, and experiments that create a fun learning platform for K-12 kids.
Hardware Specifications of E-Tutor Tablet:
- Processor: ARM Cortex A8, 1.2 GHz or Above
- GPU support: Yes
- RAM: 1 GB
- Internal storage: 4 GB
- External Storage: Up to 32 GB
- Screen: 7 Inches capacitive touch, 800×480 pixels
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g
- 3G: Support 3G using built-in/external dongle
- Sensor: Accelerometer, 3D Gravity Sensor
- Audio: Built-in stereo speakers and microphone
- Video: 1080P HD, GPU accelerated
- Battery: Good battery backup at least 3hrs operating, and 8 hours standby
- 1 X High speed Mini USB 2.0OG
- 1 x USB
- 1 X mini HDMI
- 1 X 3.5 MM Audio Socket
- 1 X Power socket
Software Specifications of E-Tutor Tablet:
- OS: Android 2.3.4 or above
- Applications: Flash 11 preinstalled and working, android market, browser, Games
- Video: support for AVI, RMVB, MKV, FLV, MP4, and 1080 HD formats etc.
- Music: support for MP3, wav, APE, FLAC, AAC, AC3, etc.
- Image browsing: BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, GIF etc.
- Documents: word, excel documents read support, PDF
The specs of tablet look good. It has a capacitive screen and 1.2 GHz processor with 1 GB Ram. I think for Rs. 7500/- this may surely be a good device for students.
Let us know what you think about this tablet.