Saturday, 29 September 2012

BSNL and WishTel to launch tablet PC IRA ICON targeted at youth, professionals

BSNL and WishTel to launch tablet PC IRA ICON targeted at youth, professionals

Clean Media Correspondent

AHMEDABAD, Sept 29 (CMC) Mumbai-based electronic goods manufacturer WishTel and government owned BSNL will launch a tablet PC IRA ICON featuring 3G, Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity on October 1, celebrated as BSNL Day, said a Wishtel statement. The device is capable of delivering voice, video and data services using 3G and Voice Over Internet Protocol ( VoIP) services.

The Triple Play 7 inch Tablet PC, IRA ICON is a 800X480 pixel full angle TFT LCD capacitive multi-touch screen that runs on Android 4.0 with 1.2 GHz processor and a non-standard 1GB of RAM. It is powered by built in 3G Sim Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The IRA ICON supports calling features 3G, Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity and also comes with built-in stereo speakers and a microphone. The IRA Icon is slim and weighs less than half a kilo.

It has a 0.3 MP front web camera and 2.0MP rear-facing documentation camera to support image capture, video conferencing and collaboration. It comes pre-loaded with applications that include Wish Learning, Wish Studio, Wish TV, Wish News, Wish video calling, among others. The tablet comes engineered with a 4000 mAh battery, which can give users browsing time of approximately 4-5 hours.

The tablet PC has an internal storage of 4GB (expandable to 32GB - MicroSD (TF)). The IRA ICON Triple Play Tablet PC will be available from early next month and is likely to be made available at a highly competitive price of Rs 10,500. IRA Icon is available through a national network of value-added resellers and distributors of BSNL and WishTel.

"The tablet PC has been designed to suit the needs of avid tech - savy youngsters, business environments, multi-tasking homemakers and the student fratenity alike. The BSNL Value added services like Video streaming, Mobile TV and various other applications under BSNL LIVE shall be extended to our valued customers in an increased screen at a very affordable price," said a WishTel statement quoting BSNL CMD, R K Upadhyay.

"WishTel continues to offer enhanced technologies that help Android business users experience the performance and productivity offered by tablet PCs. It is tailored to the needs of business users in markets that depend on high performance mobile workforces" said Milind Shah, CEO of WishTelO.

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