Educational tablets have become a big deal lately, with the Aakash tablet making waves in India, where it brings Android to students for the price of $35 and now it gets a follow-up through the Aakash 2. The Aakash might even reach the schools in Philadelphia, but till then Intel have a project of their own, according to Digitimes.
It involves an educational tablet with a higher price tag and a 7 inch 16:9 display, with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. This slate will support a dual operating system, so both Android and Windows will be available on it. There’s a 2MP camera on the back and a 0.3MP shooter upfront, while inside we find 1GB of DDR2 RAM and the storage is available in 4, 8, 16 and 32 GB variants. Industry sources claim that the price of the device will be in the $200 – $300 range, depending on custom tariffs and specs.
Elitegroup Computer Systems in Taiwan and Walinda in China have started production of the device, with shipments expected to increase in the second half of the year. Industry sources say that Intel will release its Medfield CPUs for Android in 2012 and 2013, but I expect them to be more oriented towards Windows 8, through the Clover Trail W platform coming this fall.