The iPad is getting all the attention in schools but there are other devices hitting the market every day. Tabbled has just launched their first Android tablets. They have 6 tablets in their store, with the 7″ PupilTab coming in at €99.
Tabbledsaw that there was a big empty hole down at the bottom of the academic tablet market. The iPad continues to dominate everything $400 and up, but for thoise without the funds to buy one there’s not much choice. Schools could always go for a mass purchase of a consumer model, there’s something to be said for a vendor who offers preloaded educational apps. That’s where Tabbled comes in.
All the tablets, including both the 10″ and 7″ models, are running Android 4.0 ICS on a 1.2GHz with 4GB or more of Flash storage, 2 USB ports, Wifi, HDMI out, and a 1.3MP webcam. The more expensive models include additional software such as math course packs, and more storage. There’s even a 10″ TeachTab with an IPS screen which is offered at €249.
While the basic PupilTab ships with not much more than Google apps, the PupilTab Math Studio ships with several pricy apps, including Math Studio, Function Inspector, RealCalc, and HandyCalc. Math Studio alone cost $20 in Google Play.
Tabbled is also looking to make it easier for school to buy in bulk. They have cases, storage boxes, and other ancillary equipment that a school would require if they want to stock a classroom with Android tablets.
I only have a few product renders to go on, but I think I’ve seen the PupilTab before. It bears a striking resemblance to the Innosoul tablet that I got a few weeks back. In fact, I think both Innovatek and Tabbled are using the same product renders to promote their tablets. This is a decent 7″ budget tablet, so that’s good news for students.