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Wishtel launches low-cost tablets for Rs 4000, 5500

|March 25 2012 |tablet


The Aakash 2 tablet, world's cheapest tablet, gets a close competitor. Wishtel yesterday launched two low-cost tablets in the Indian market with support for regional languages.

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The two low-cost tablets, IRA and IRA Thing, are priced between Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,500. It is completely Indian manufactured and Indian designed, and targets educational as well as corporate users.

Features of IRA tablet

  • Android 2.2 Froyo OS

  • 7-inch TFT LCD display

  • Resolution - 800x480 pixel

  • Capacitive touchscreen

  • 800MHz processor

  • 256MB RAM

  • 2GB internal memory

  • Wi-Fi and 3G compatible

  • One USB 2.0 port

  • Trans Flash (TF) card reader

  • Weight - 370 grams

  • Size - 203mm x 137mm x 14.5mm

  • Battery - 2200mAh

Features of IRA Thing tablet
  • Android 2.2 Froyo OS

  • 7-inch TFT LCD display

  • Resolution - 800x480 pixel

  • Capacitive touchscreen

  • Processor - 800MHz

  • 512MB RAM

  • 4GB internal memory

  • Wi-Fi and 3G compatible

  • One USB 2.0 port

  • Trans Flash (TFT) card reader

  • Weight - 370 grams

  • Size - 203mm x 137mm x 14.5mm

  • Battery 2800mAh


Wishtel claims the IRA Thing tablet to have about 3-hours of battery life. In both the models, 3G connection requires external dongle.

Prices of Wishtel tablets
  • IRA - Rs 4,000

  • IRA Thing - Rs 5,500


The eBook reader app in both the models facilitates reading eBooks in Hindi and few more Indian languages. Students can also read course content for CBSE, ICSE, state boards, engineering, medical as well as of other higher education. Camera is missing in both the models, but keeping in mind the low price, both the tablets are okay for students.

Wishtel is a Mumbai based IT products maker company and was second lowest bidder in the Aakash tablet project tender last year after Datawind. The company is planning to bid for the Aakash 2, for which the Indian government will float a tender soon.

The Aakash tablet was tagged a price of Rs 2,276, and for students it was subsidised to Rs 1,500 only.

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