iBall has rolled out the Edu-Slide i-1017 tablet in India for ₹12,999.

The tablet targeted at students sports a 10.1-inch 1280X800 pixel resolution display and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor with G400 mali graphic processor. The tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and comes with 8GB internal memory on board which is expandable .It comes equipped with educational content, and as an introductory offer the company provides free standard content with the purchase of the tablet until 15 April.

"We're entering with a motive to complement our education system, not replace it. There is a dearth of quality content in this sector and with increasing number of tablet users, now's a great time to present iBall Edu-Slide powered by eTeach. Our goal is to make optimum utilisation of the technology enhancements and create an environment where education is made easy and interesting," said Sandeep Parasrampuria at the alunch, reported NDTV.

The tablet also features a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. With the launch of Edu-Slide i-1017 Android Tablet, iBall has entered into a new segment where tablets like Aakash and Micromax Funbook have a strong foothold .

The  Aakash tablet was developed by the government with the purpose of linking the nation's 25,000 colleges and 400 universities to an e-learning programme. The tablet is sold at a subsidized cost to give students access to technology.