Pakistani company to provide apps for Indian tablet

Pepper.pk says that it will develop apps to support the Indian made low-cost Aakash tablet.


Syed Talal October 18, 2011

Pepper.pk, a mobile applications subsidiary of the Pakistani company Five River Technologies, has said that it will develop apps to support the Indian made low-cost Aakash tablet.

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Aakash was launched on October 5 and is currently the world’s cheapest tablet with an expected market price of $60. It is sponsored by the government of India and will be available at subsidized rates for students as its main purpose is to promote literacy and education in rural as well as urban areas.

The specs of the tablet itself are as follows:

It has a 7 inch touchscreen, a 366 MHz processor, weighs in at 350 grams, uses Wi-Fi for internet access, has 2 USB ports, 256 MB RAM, 2GB flash memory, 2GB micro SD card and an expandable memory of 32GB. And the OS it uses is Android 2.2 Froyo.

It’s not freely available in the retail market yet, but it will be made available to university students first – according to their official website. While a retail version with better specs is also supposed to be in the pipeline.

Pepper.pk, which is a Lahore based company, has three world No. 1 titles to its name including the four-time AppWorld No. 1 app, Photo Editor and has won numerous local awards as well as significant international recognition.

The company’s apps are available across all major mobile platforms including iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows Phone 7, Android and Nokia.

The company said that it would start customizing relevant apps from its current 150 offerings for the Aakash tablet as soon as it becomes commercially available.

It’s a great step from the company to forge a friendship between the two countries through IT and hopefully more companies in the two countries will take the lead and collaborate on other technological ventures.

A version of this post originally appeared on ProPakistani.

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COMMENTS (62)

Riaz Haq | 9 years ago | Reply

I hope these FiveRivers apps will work on the recently launched Android based thin Apple iPAD2 like tablet computer with EVO 3G and WiFi connectivity built-in launched by PTCL. 3G EVO Tab is a 7 inch touch screen tablet with built-in EVO service to offer wireless broadband internet on the go in more than 100 cities and towns across Pakistan. Powered by Google Android Froyo 2.2 Operating system, 3G EVO Tab offers support for both 3G and Wi-Fi for an un-interrupted on-the-go connectivity.

http://www.riazhaq.com/2011/10/pakistan-launches-100-mbps-ftth.html

A.Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

i dont know who need such type of sub standard products. I mean, in China you can find a lot better product in same price.

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