Tvm: KloudPad, an Android 4 capacitive tablet with built-in 3G phone, was launched by Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy in Trivandrum on May 21, 2012. A product of the UK based KloudPad, the tablet will be available through the online tech store, slatestore.in. The company is a start-up by Abbishek Jayaraj Shikky and his brother, Aromal, from Kochi whose roots are in Thiruvananthapuram. One of the reasons why the tablet had its international launch here!
According to Abbishek, Founder, KloudPad, “KloudPad is India’s first Android 4 capacitive tablet with built-in 3G for Rs. 9,999/-. 3G is for the masses not a privileged few and KloudPad comes bundled with content relevant to India. This combination makes this tab different from others. For example, we want the students to move from a laptop to this tablet which comes preloaded with CBSE & ICSE course content.”
KloudPad runs on a Cortex-A8 1.2GHz processor and has a 7″ capacitive display (800 x 480), Android 4.0, 512 MB RAM, WiFi & 3G, dual cameras and HDMI & USB ports. It has 4GB internal memory extendable up to 32 GB (Micro SD). KloudPad has tied up with Attano for educational course content; Medical & Engineering sample test papers, etc. The tab also comes preloaded with Attano eBook App and Edu TV.
Aromal Jayaraj Shikky, Director, KloudPad UK, “Kloudpad is now targeted at students as an educational tab. Because of the cost, the value for money they will get is great. We will be soon coming out with customised solutions for the medical, legal and hospitality sectors.”
KloudPad was started by the brothers in 2010 in Canterbury, England and was incubated by the Kent Chamber of Commerce. They also got research grants from Innovate UK. With inputs from the Engineering Department of University of Greenwich, the company launched its first product, Kloudpad Bolt, in 2011. The company is now looking at the Start-up Village in Kochi to start their R & D centre to research on enhancing the recharge cycles.
KloudPad has a local tie-up for service and support and has already presence in Kochi and Kozhikode. The Thiruvananthapuram centre will be launched next month.
Kerala IT News