Present at the announcement was the Minister of HRD, Telecom and IT, Govt of India, Kapil Sibal, launching India's first Voice call based tablet PC with 3D enabled capacitive touch screen, the Penta T-Pad WS703C today. Penta T-Pad WS703C comes with TF card expansion slot, voice call feature, 7-inch 3D-enabled capacitive touch screen, front and rear cameras and HDMI ports.
The all-new Penta T-Pad WS703C is priced at Rs 6,999 and features 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM. It runs on a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, has an in-built 2G sim card slot and is also compatible with 3G dongles. The 'all-port' architecture on this model includes features like dual camera, HDMI port and mini-USB port.
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 under a unique merit initiative undertaken by MP PC Chacko in his constituency.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijender Singh, managing director, Pantel Technologies, said, "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."
At the occasion, Kapil Sibal said, "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 No 1 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."
Pantel Technologies has entered into a strategic reverse data bundling alliance with BSNL. The plans offered by the alliance include the Rs 125 (4GB of 2G data free in 60 days) and Rs 150 (2GB of 3G data free in 60 days) pre-paid offerings that can be availed by the consumer at the time of purchase of the Penta T-Pad tablet.