25 July 2011

JetKing launches assemble-it-yourself tablet

Jetking Infotrain Ltd, a computer hardware and networking institute announced its entry into the tablet market with the launch of its Google Android Version 2.1-based JetTab entry-level model.

Jetking Infotrain will be positioned as an 'assemble it yourself' kit which has been bundled with a 12-day course, an instruction guide book with diagrams, as well as a compact disc with video tutorials, a top company official said.

"The idea is to make people understand what goes into the making of a tablet, rather than making them mere users. Being a computer hardware institute, we would like to train a large number of people in this technology, as we see tablets replacing laptops," Jetking Infotrain Ltd's Managing Director, Suresh Bharwani, told reporters here.

"We will be giving this kit to our students to assemble a tablet. We also have plans to sell this kit without our 12-day assembling course soon. Jetking's aim is to turn laymen from non-technical backgrounds into engineers," he said.

The company is also in the process of expanding in Vietnam and Thailand and the African continent.

"We are already in the process of tying up with an university in Vietnam. We are also planning to expand in Thailand and African countries like Nigeria. We are also going to introduce this kit to school students from eight standard onwards and college students from September. We intend to sell at least 5,000 kits sourced from China every month, through our 110 training centres all over India. We have invested around Rs 40-lakh in this venture," he said.