US chip maker Intel and Indian firm Metis Learning has jointly launched a tablet priced at Rs.9,999.
The tablet is targeted at children in 2-10 age group.
“The technology landscape is changing in India. Tablets can be used as a learning tool. The kids tablet Eddy, combines an ideal balance of performance and battery life coupled with strong learning content to provide an innovative and exciting solution for kids,” Sandeep Arora, Intel South Asia director, marketing, said.
According to Bharat Gulia, co-founder of Metis Learning Solutions, the company has done a pilot project for the tablet with 500 children.
“We are trying to tie-up with schools and pe-schools for this tablet. Especially pre-schools are showing a lot of interest,” Gulia said.
The tablet comes with Android 4.2 and has an internal storage of 16 GB and can be expanded up to 32 GB. It comes pre-loaded with over 160 learning apps selected by educators and experts to accelerate a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.
The size of the tablet market in India is 4 million and of that 10 percent is the children’s tablet market. Eddy will be available in e-commerce portal Amazon for around a month, following which it will be available in retail stores, he said.