Mumbai-based Wishtel today said it will launch computing devices, tablet PC and net books, starting at $50 later this month.
company has developed a Linux-based platform PrithV, which will be used
for the tablet and net book PCs, it said in a statement.
objective as a technology and manufacturing company is to create
affordable range of products that can contribute to society by extending
education for free and without boundaries," Wishtel CEO Milind Shah
said in a statement.
The platform, developed jointly by Wishtel
and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, supports 85 global
languages which include 23 Indian languages. It also comes loaded with
educational suite to offer self learning software for pre-primary,
tertiary and higher education, it said.
Shah said that tablet PC will be available for $50 while the net books will cost $120.
which lost out to Datawind in securing a contract for manufacturing
low-cost tablet Aakash, said "it will participate in the bidding for
second round when the government floats a tender."
"We intend to
offer our solutions to universities and schools worldwide and empower
every student with a PC enabling them to learn and educate themselves
beyond textbooks, access and create their own knowledge," Shah said.