Pantel Technologies Private Limited (PTPL) announced the launch of the Penta T-Pad WS703C tablet today, which the company claims is country's first tablet with a 2G SIM slot. Minister of HRD, Telecom and IT, Kapil Sibal launched it.

Penta T-Pad WS703C launched in India

Penta T-Pad WS703C launched in India

Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Penta T-Pad WS703C:

  • 7-inch, 3D-enabled capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels
  • 3G (dongle support)
  • Bluetooth
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera and 0.3MP rear camera
  • 4GB internal storage, memory expandable up to 32GB

The first customers of the Penta T-Pad WS703C model were the meritorious students of the SSLC – 2012 exam in Kerala. A total of 674 units were given to the students today as per an initiative undertaken by Member of Parliament PC Chacko in his constituency.

The Penta T-Pad WS703C has been priced at Rs 6,999. It has 512MB of RAM, and is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor. 

This device comes with a 3D display feature and a multi-touch capacitive screen. The ‘all-port’ architecture on this model includes features such as dual camera, HDMI port to view HD video, mini USB port, keyboard, etc. 

Speaking on the occasion, Vijender Singh, Managing Director, Pantel Technologies Private Limited said, “India aspires to increase its literacy rate. In this age of rapid digitalisation, it is imperative to incorporate digital solutions to aid educational developments. It gives me immense pleasure to launch the latest offering from our stable powered by BSNL data connectivity. A 2G SIM based tablet PC for voice call and 3G compatibility through a dongle is yet another milestone in offering affordable digital computing solutions to the Indian student community.”

Sibal at the event

Sibal at the event

Kapil Sibal said, “Education is about choices, just as democracy is!… The real maturing of democracy, on the other hand, happens in the classroom. With the launch of Penta T-Pad WS703C students have more choices in the classroom, which in turn increases the canvas of democracy… BSNL is the  number one telecom operator in India with a strong focus on the student community. The launch of the Penta T-Pad WS703C with 2G Data plans of BSNL makes for yet another attractive digital offering to the student community”.

PTPL shares that it has entered into a strategic reverse data bundling alliance with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to jointly address the data and ICT needs of Indian consumers by launching data plans bundled with the entire range of Penta TPAD tablet PC. These include the Rs 125 (4GB of 2G data free for 60 days) and Rs 150 (2GB of 3G data free in 60 days) pre-paid offers. These can be availed of by the consumer at the time of purchase of the Penta T-Pad tablet PC(s).

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