CM unveils low-cost tablet PC

Apptab iTech Private Limited on Monday launched a low-cost tablet PC (personal computer), costing Rs 4,900. Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar released the gadget at his official residence Krishna.

According to G Ramachandra, the company’s chief technology officer, the Apptab tablet PC would be the cheapest in India and is targeted at all sections.

“We are planning to insert laser projector into the gadget to enable self projection. The projector will be of the size of a mobile phone. Besides, it will have capacitive touch screen,” he added.

Apptab iTech has designed and developed the tablet PCs specifically to suit the Indian IT needs, he said. The gadget will be available for online purchase at from Tuesday.

Ramachandra said the company has planned to set up its production unit in Udupi and sought the State government’s cooperation in this regard. The plan is to set up the plant at an estimated cost of about Rs 15 crore in about five to six months and employ about 50 to 60 people. Udupi Sri Krishna Technologies is the technical partner in the venture.

“We requested the chief minister to provide necessary infrastructure, including land, for this purpose and he assured full cooperation. The company is already producing and selling the product in the US and Malaysia. But it is being sold at much higher price abroad,” he added.

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