A powerful, new IT revolution is set to hit New Zealand soon.
The invasion is set to come from Penta brand tablets, produced in India, at prices as low as US$60, that’s NZ$79.
The Noida, Delhi-based Pantel Technologies Pvt Ltd, is focused on revolutionising the education sector with affordable tablets that university, or high school students, can easily access.
Although the initial focus of the Penta tablet makers may have been just India, the iPad-like tablet has become so popular the company is selling thousands a months, with orders pending.
And in Auckland this week was Vijender Singh, the founder and CEO of the fledgling company that has revolutionized the tablet market. He is often called the “Bill Gates of India”.
“We are a young Information Technology and Communication devices hardware company – providing ICT products under the brand name of PENTA in India market,” the 34-year-old Singh told the Indian Weekender.
“We want to revolutionise the way people accesses content/ information on the move, increase productivity, access smart learning modules to promote better education, easy and clear collation of data in everyday tasks in banking, healthcare etc.”
With this vision, Pantel Technologies has entered into a strategic alliance with Auckland-based Logical Systems to jointly address the data consumption and ICT needs of consumers by launching a range of tablets, named “Penta TPAD’s” bundled with the data services of BSNL-3G.
“We are working together to ensure affordable and quality hardware; interactive and easily understood content; robust and affordable carrier service; and friendly and safe customer service,” Singh said.
“Our product range includes Netbooks, Laptops and Mobile Internet Devices (Tablets).
Vijender said Penta was focused on the education sector in the country.
“Education is a priority sector for us and we firmly believe that the new age digital technologies will go a long way in fulfilling the Government mission of ‘Quality Education for all’, Singh said.
“Innovatively designed and competitively priced ICT devices – with bundled wireless connectivity solutions and appropriate education content - will contribute in bridging the ‘digital divide’ and revolutionise.”
Delhi-educated Singh is focused on his goal of ease of education, and would like to make the tablets available as cheaply as possible.
The Penta tablets are available in 5in, 7in, 8in, 9.7in, and 10in. They can all do what a an iPad does.
Singh, who said they sold around 200,000 per month in India, is also at the forefront of the development of several universities and educational institutions in the state and around the country.
Although the company is headquartered in India, it has several factories in China, and around India.
Singh and the owner of Logical Systems, Daven Naidu, visited Fiji this week, and more advances are planned in this part of the world.
Pantel Technologies has come up with the world’s first laptop with a built in 3G SIM Card slot; enabling a “hot switch-on” Internet access in those areas of India where ‘wireless’ is yet to reach and make an impact.
“Likewise, when a consumer will buy our devices – they will also get access to ‘complimentary’ school education content, making the experience that much more superior and noteworthy. Our TPAD solutions (Tablets) come with 2G/3G SIM card slot. TPADs ensure connectivity for users across the cities as well as rural areas.
The Penta TPAD IS701R is a powerful tablet solution at an unbelievably affordable price you may never have dreamt of.
“It comes with Android OS and high resolution 7” resistive touch screen powered by 1GHz processor and inbuilt DDR II 256M RAM It is best price-performance tablet in their price range. You have all the controls in a single finger touch mode. Browse web on wireless or enjoy media playback on Penta TPAD IS701R. Its support 32GB memory on external memory card slot.
* Browse the web, watch Youtube® videos, check e-mail, and much more.
* Plays popular video, music, and photo formats.
* Download and Install Google andriod apps.
* Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g).
* Easy Access to Email, Office and Games.
* Be connected to your friends and dear ones on facebook and other social networking media.
* Seamless Digital Media Experience.
* E-Book Reader .
* Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.