India is getting a lot of budget tablets focused on the education space, Akash is the $45 government sponsored tablet and now we’ve got one that more expensive but not funded. The Classpad by Classteacher Learning Systems, is aimed squarely at improving learning and interaction in the classroom. It has a starting of 7,INR ($140USD) – 14,000 (around $265).
Like the Akash, the Classpad runs Android 2.2, its built-in memory can be expanded from 4GB to 8GB while its 6 hour battery life and with the higher price comes a better touch screen.
The real difference between the Classpad and the Akash lies in its primary function. While the Akash is designed to increase the availability and usage of computers and the Internet in India, the Classpad is fully dedicated to education, it is aimed at school children aged from 3 to 12.
It has plans to get the tablet to 1,500 students across a number of schools in India with plans for an additional 2,000 devices.