iBall has launched the iBall Edu-Slide i-1017 a new budget tablet for the Indian market especially for students. iBall Edu-Slide i-1017 features a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280X800 pixels resolution. The tablet packs a dual-core Cortex A9 processor which clocks up to 1.5GHz along with G400 mali GPU. It comes with 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system with 8GB of internal storage available on the device, which can be expanded via additional microSD card. It also features a 2-megapixel rear shooter and a VGA front camera.
As the tablet is designed for students, it comes pre-loaded with educational software content by eTeach. It comprises of education material for I to XII standard students in both CBSE and SSC (Maharashtra) in English medium. The tablet also offers Marathi medium content of SSC students from standards V to X.
However, the consumer can buy only one standard course material for free. As an introductory offer, consumers buying the tablet before buying before 15th of April 2013 will be able to download an additional standard content.
Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Parasrampuria said, “We’re entering with a motive to complement our education system, not replace it. There is a dearth of quality content in this sector and with increasing number of tablet users, now’s a great time to present iBall Edu-Slide powered by eTeach. Our goal is to make optimum utilisation of the technology enhancements and create an environment where education is made easy and interesting.”
The tablet will be available for Rs. 12,999 and have started its appearance at the leading retail sites.