Intel on the verge of launching Android-based Tablet tailored for the education market
Would like to see Intel launch this worldwide at competitive prices. Intel Israel has recently been making some noises about "usage model" - another way of describing an ecosystem or solution targeted at specific industry verticals....not sure if it was with reference to this education-targeted Tablet...guess we just have to wait for more details.
While low-cost tablets for this segment exist, Intel wants to introduce more robust devices with relevant content. - Gregory M Bryant of Intel
NEW DELHI, DEC. 12:
Computer chip manufacturer Intel, which has been working hard to promote devices based on its chipsets, is all set to launch its first Android-based tablet with an eye for the education market.
While a number of low-cost device makers such as Datawind and HCL Infosystems have already launched tablets for this segment, Intel wants to bring in devices that are more robust and with relevant content.
“We are on the verge of launching our first Android-based tablet and we are planning to do it for education specifically,” Gregory M. Bryant, Vice-President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Intel told Business Line.
“Intel is very capable of producing a cost-effective tablet for education. I would not pre-announce the details, but we are very close to it. I don’t think the price is the only consideration, you also have to worry about quality of the device. We do not want the device to break when a kid drops it at the first time. There are engineers in India who are capable of developing contents and software at affordable cost and we are working with them,” he added.