WishTel is all set to revolutionize the education industry with a new Linux-based Tablet PrithV, and in the process challenges DataWind's Aakash 2.
The Mumbai based technology and Electronic Manufacturing Company WishTel has already announced the launch of Worlds cheapest Linux based PC “PrithV”, designed and manufactured in India and priced at $50.
According to a press release issued by the company PrithV educational Platform will be offered on tablets and net book PC supporting 85 Global languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Urdu, Zulu and 23 Indian languages.
To help children the 7 inch PrithV tablet powered with the platform will come equipped with Educational Suite to offer Self Learning software’s for Pre-Primary, Tertiary, Higher Education for Languages, Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Geography, Math: Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Medicine, Computing etc. This free and open source platform will offer access to library of over 3 million books, encyclopaedia, class room videos, virtual lab for Science, Math, and Geography.
PrithV has been developed in Association with Gnowledge lab, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education under guidance of Prof Nagarjuna.
The Akash2 tablet with the Android Ice cream sandwich operating system on it has been unvieled by the government as the tablet for education of children, where the tablet will be provided at a subsidized price. The tablet comes to market as a commercial piece at more Rs 3499 for the lowest priced variant Ubislate 7+. At a price of $50 WishTel's 7 inch PrithV based tablet sports some specifications similar to the Aakash 2 tablet. For instance, it has 800GHz or 1GHz processor and Wi-Fi support. The PrithV tablet offers 3G connectivity and access to a huge variety of educational material which is an added advantage. And with this the tablet will surely give a tough competition to Aakash 2 in the commercial market.
Here are the specifications of the PrithV platform based tablet
Display screen: 7 inch TFT Capacitive multi touch touchscreen
Operating System: Linux
Processor: Processor clocked at 800 MHz, RAM: 512 KB RAM. Users can also have the option of 1.2 GHz processor with 1
Storage: 1 GB Nand Flash and support for up to 32GB MicroSD Card and 32 GB USB
Battery: 2800 mAh,
Camera Mode: 0.3 MP inbuilt camera
Access: Library of over 3 million Ebooks, Simulation Software like SciLab, GeoGebra, Textbooks, Encyclopaedia and Language Tutorials, Virtual Science LAB
Connectivity: 3G Dongle Support, WiFi
Color options: Black
Supported document formats:.doc .xls .ppt .pdf .txt .html
Other apps: Android Market, Internet Browser, MSM, Open Office, Media Player, e-Book Reader, Skype Video Chatting, Photo Viewer, Games , Gtalk, Google play
Language support: 85 global languages and 23 Indian languages
In spite of these features since the tablet is based on the Linux open source software, one can expect support for .odt version of documents.