The low cost tablet is mainly meant for educational purposes and is expected to feature android OS 3ewith wi-fi connectivity. It may also feature a 2GB SD memory card with a mini and full USB port, a 32 GB expandable memory slot, a miniSD card and a SIM card slot.
The tablet is developed as a part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology that aims to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities for an e-learning programme.
The device is expected to give several of the more costly tablet computers a tough competition as it will also PDF reader, video conferencing functioning, , sci-lab, media player, remote device management capability, multimedia input-output interface option, and multiple content viewer.
“The Rs 3,000 figure is the ‘maximum suggested retail price’ of the commercial version of the product which we will offer with an embedded cellular modem and SIM,” said Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind, maker of the world’s cheapest tablet.