WishTel Launches IRA Thing 2 Android 4.0 Tablet In India For Rs.6,500

WishTel is an Indian brand known for manufacturing low-cost Android tablets. Previously, the company has launched entry level tablets such as IRA and IRA Thing. WishTel recently launched the Android powered IRA Thing 2. It is the world’s first tablet to support 23 native Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, etc. This device runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

WishTel IRA Thing 2 is designed and manufactured in India. This device comes with the TV app which allows you to watch more than 120 TV channels across various genres of entertainment, sports, kids, news, music, regional and much more. On the other hand, The E-News app allows you to access latest news from over 55 multi-liguistic newspapers from across India. Sadly, the battery is reported to last only 4 hrs.

Mr. Milind Shah, Chief Executive Officer, WishTel, said:
“We have been persistent in delivering the best of technology with our earlier two products – IRA & IRA Thing and are overwhelmed with the responses received from our customers. With the launch of IRA Thing 2, we wish to offer the youth of today, a device that is fun, trendy and offers access to the best of entertainment and education applications at an affordable price.”

WishTel IRA Thing 2 features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.5 GHz processor, Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video playback, full HD (1080p) video playback, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, HDMI, Google Play Store and a 3000 mAh battery.

WishTel IRA Thing 2 is available in black, red, yellow, pink, blue and white colors. The retail package is bundled with HDMI cable, wireless headphone and WLAN to USB port cable. WishTel IRA Thing 2 comes with a price-tag of just Rs.6,500 (approx. $115). This device will complete with other entry-level Android tablets such as Karbonn Smart Tab 1 and Micromax Funbook in the Indian market.

NEC Launches Android Powered Life Touch Tablet In India

nec tablet

After Samsung and Binatone launched their tablet device, NEC launched its Android-based tablet in India. The 7 inch NEC tablet is powered by Android 2.1 Operating System and it comes with a 3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Connectivity and so on.

“Due to recent corporate demand to reduce IT investment expenses and total cost of operations (TCO), both the interest in cloud computing and its actual use have steadily increased. The LifeTouch cloud communicator enables corporate customers to generate new revenues through customer services and to improve the efficiency of business operations through an optimized user interface,” NEC said in a statement.

It features a 7 inch LCD display, Android 2.1 OS, ARM Cortex A8 processor, four navigational buttons, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, stylus and finger touch, A-GPS, G-sensor, accelerometer, light sensor and so on.

The price and availability of this device is still unknown, but the price is expected to be less than Rs.10,000.

Binatone Launches Android Tablet In India For Rs.8995

binatone android tablet

Binatone, a UK-based telecom giant, launched a new touch tablet in India, the Binatone Home Surf. This tablet is powered by the Android Operating System. Binatone Home Surf touch tablet is the third Android tablet launched in India after the Olivepad VT100 and Infibeam Phi.

According to Mr. Sat Murthi, Executive Vice President Binatone India said, We are committed to breaking the barriers of technology reaching the masses. Our products are specifically Indianised with special features like Audio boost, Power saveand Binatone Zone, which all have been carefully market researched and implemented to address the specific Indian needs. He went on to outline development of futuristic products with solar charger mobile handsets to address the frequent power outages in rural markets.”

Binatone Home Surf touch tablet runs Android 1.6. It features an 8 inch resistive screen, ultra slim design, 667 MHz ARM 11 processor, Wi-Fi, 2GB of internal storage, 128 MB RAM and more. This tablet is said be as slim as the popular Apple iPad.

Binatone plans to invest Rs 50 crores in the next 12 months in technology, product development and marketing. They are also planning to launch low cost 3G handsets by end of the year to cater to the deployment of newer technologies in India.

This tablet is priced at just Rs.8,990. Are you planning to buy this device? Let us know your views in the comments below.

India’s $35 Tablet Will Arrive in January 2011, Will Be Manufactured By HCL

The much-hyped $35 tablet announced by the Indian government is on track, and is expected to arrive before January 10, 2011. LiveMint is reporting that the contract for manufacturing the low-end tablet has been awarded to HCL Technologies Ltd, which will be manufacturing 100,000 units.


Back in July, India’s HRD (Human Resource Development) minister had created a flutter by promising to deliver an Android tablet to students for just $35. Initially, in spite of the hands on demo provided by Mr Kapil Sibbal, many pundits maintained that the tablet was priced too aggressively to become a reality. Nevertheless, this announcement should help the device in shedding its vaporware status.

Related: Meet STAMP: The $50 Tablet from India

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Rajasthan has been tasked with carrying out intensive laboratory and field tests across the country. The government is hoping to make the affordable portable computing device available to university level students from the second half of next year.


Dimensions: 8.9×7-inch
Weight: 1.5kg
Connectivity: Wi-fi, USB
Operating System: Android

(via AndroidOS.in)

Indian $35 Tablet/Laptop Specifications and Video

India has seen its fair share of based tablets in the form of OlivePad 3G Android Tablet in the past, however, the news these days is around the $35 tablet/laptop that the Indian Government has unveiled.

Indian 35$ Tablet based On Android OS

The ambitious touchscreen tablet which runs on Android OS also has a camera and 2GB or RAM. It also contains several ports including USB port, Mini SD card slot along with a SIM card slot for 3G access. The device is both Wi-Fi and 3G  enabled, so you can easily use it on the go.

The 7" and 9" Android based laptop can also be run on solar power besides the batter operated system. It has also got an virtual keyboard and a stylus for more touch screen comfort. It also has a eBook reader.

Indian HRD minister Kapil Sibal has promised that the gadget will be made available exclusively for Indian students for a price of Rs. 1,500. The minister has also promised that million of units of the $35 laptop/tablet will be produced soon. There was no fixed date as to when it would be unveiled in the retail market.

Here is an hands-on video of the Indian $35 tablet/laptop and interview with the HRD minister Kapil Sibal whose dream and vision was used in creating the device.

What do you think about the $35 laptop? Would you purchase it when it released in the Indian retail market, or would you rather go and buy a high end laptop from other popular manufactures. After all you hardly get any par Rs. 1,500 devices these days.

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