HCL adds 2 new tablets, eyes educational sector

03rd April 2012
HCL  adds 2 new tablets,  eyes educational sector

New Delhi, April 3, 2012: HCL Infosystems has added to its Tablet portfolio with two aggressively priced models – one of them angled at the educational market.
On Monday, the company unveiled the HCL ME U1 and 2 avatars of  the HCL MyEdu Tab at a press event in the capital city.. While the U1 is a trendy and stylish device, based on the latest OS and designed specially to suit the needs of the Indian consumer, the MyEduTab tablet caters to the needs of learners across schools and higher education institutions and provides personalized and collaborative learning.

The U1 is priced at Rs. 7,999 and is powered by the latest Android OS 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), with 17 local ready to use applications including 3D Digital Weather Clock, Cleartrip, ME Apps, HCL Touch, Hungama, ibibo Ibrowser, LinkedIn, Moneycontrol, Ninja Run, Twitter, Naukri among others. It sports a 7 inch 800X480 pixel capacitive screen; a 1Ghz processor; a front camera and 512 MB RAM, with an internal memory of 4GB expandable to 32GB. The U1 also has a full USB, mini USB and a Micro SD card slot. It has a 3600 mAH battery comes with an option of 3G data connectivity through USB modem in addition to Wi-fi connectivity.

The MyEduTab which has the same basic specs as the U1, will enable students, teachers & parents to connect, collaborate and share information as well as content over the Cloud: while the teacher can upload content onto the cloud, the student or the parent can access the same (for eg. homework) on his/her MyEduTab. The price for the MyEduTab– K12 Version is Rs. 11,499, which includes the price of the device, content and a memory card while educational applications and NCERT books will be free. The MyEduTab K12 Version will have the following content - NCERT K12 Mapped Content which will have rich animations and text in 2D and 3D, Solved Examples, Chapter Quizzes, Key Revision Points and Free NCERT Text Books. Educational Applications available in the Tablet will include Parental Control Application, Online Quiz Engine, My Studio to search & explore free educational content online, Online Videos, Online Encyclopedia and Problem Solver Application. Also the MyEduTab will have 1st to 5th standard Hindi and English content and GK Content for junior classes.

There is another version , the MyEduTab- Higher Education(HE) Version priced at Rs. 9, 999, an edutainment platform which brings together world class rich multimedia content on technical and professional skills, assessments and Apps