After Micromax and Datawind marking an entry in the educational tablet segment, Mumbai based tech firm iBall too is trying to create their own space with the Edu-Slide tablet with an aim to create an atmosphere to make education much easier and interesting. Powered by eTeach, the iBall Edu-Slide is specially designed for school children exclusively based on the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum.
The eTeach is an educational software which carries educational material favourable for students studying in Standards I to XII under both CBSE and SSC (Maharashtra) in English medium. SSC students from Standard V to X, following Marathi medium would also get the benefit of the Edu-Slide tablet. This would be the first Jelly Bean based tablet from iBall after the launch of their Jelly Bean based smartphone Andi 4.5Qearlier in January.
iBall Edu-Slide tablet – Specifications and features
The iBall Edu–Slide spots a 10.1 inch multi-touch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 HD pixels resolution. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor and I GB RAM, the tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with Project Butter, improved Google Now, live wallpaper support, HD contact photos and much more. Regarding the camera optics, a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling is being equipped with the tablet.
For internal storage, the Edu–Slide is packed with 8GB memory which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. For connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB would provide support for transferring data. Consumers can get one standard course material for free added to it as an introductory offer. For those buying the tablet before 15th April would get an additional standard content for download.
Price and Availability
The iBall Edu-Slide priced at Rs 12,999 would look slightly expensive, but as the tablet offers content, it would be a good choice for students. The iBall Edu–Slide would have a direct competition with other Jelly Bean tablets like Micromax Funbook P362, HCL My Edu tablet, Intel Study Book and many other tablets which are aimed at students. The tablet would be available at prominent e-stores.
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