Today Datawind launched the Akash 2 or Ubislate7Ci tablet in India. Which is a low cost android tablet in India and will be sold at a subsidized price of Rs 1,132 which is a special price only for students. The original price of Akash 2 is 4, 499, in this price there is another tablet which is the BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C. Both tablet are quite competitive to each other and have very similar features but also have some differences. Both tablets have 7-inch display with WVGA resolutions.
Both run in same platform that is ARM Cortex A8 platform and 1GHz processor. There internal storage, microSD card slots and VGA front facing camera are similar. Both tablets run on android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is very difficult to point out the difference between them. It is a good time for Datawind because it has joint collaboration with Indian Government and it can sell the tablet to the students in low price. It is something that BSNL cannot do right now.
Comparison between Aakash 2 Tablet and BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C:
Display: Akash 2 has 7-inch touch display with 800×480 pixels resolution; TFT capacitive touch screen and overall dimensions are 190.5 x 118.5 x 15.7 mm with 180 millimeters. BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C has also 7 inch touch display with size 800x480pixels and LCD capacitive touch screen.
Camera: Both Akash 2 and BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C have same0.3 MP VGA front camera and 640.0×480.0 image resolution that is an average quality screen and gives quite clear and bright pictures. BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C has 16M TFT LCD screen that gives bright color screen. The front VGA Camera is only for video calling and chats and the rear camera is for day photography and videos.
Operating system: Akash 2 runs on Android V2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, cortex A8-700MHz processor. Its Storage capacity is of 2GB and 256 MB RAM. BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C runs on Android OS, V4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), have internal memory of 4GB and 512 MB DDR3 RAM.
Connectivity: Akash 2 has Wi-Fi connectivity, GPRS connectivity, Optional 3G modems and Two USB ports. On the other hand BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C offers USB ports (Host USB+Mini USB) and IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity.
Memory and battery life: Both Akash 2 and BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C supports micro SD card up to 32 GB. Battery model of Akash 2 is liion3200mAh and life up to 4-5 hours and Battery model of BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C is lipon3000mAh and life up to 6 hours. Along with you can access Face book, Twitter and Skype easily.
Both akash 2 and BSNL Penta T-Pad IS7O1C is very good with their features and comes in an affordable price range. However, it is the customer’s choice on what they want to buy depending on the features.