It’s been quiet sometime I have been talking about this year contributing a lot towards the tech world. This is the era of smartphones, 3D and ofcourse how can I forget Tablet PCs. Various tech firms including, Apple, Dell, HP, Amazon, Samsung have contributed their share in bringing out the very best from the Tablet world. A few months back, we heard of a dual-screen tablet known as ‘Kno’ which was developed specially for the students. The company today announced that it would be unveiling a cheaper version of the tablet which would ofcourse be in single-screen.
Obviously, when there are two-screens it would eventually take the cost higher due to which the company had to add a cheaper version aimed at a cost-sensitive market.
CEO Osman Rashid said in a statement:
Even though the Kno pays for itself in 13 months, the smaller up-front investment of the single screen version will allow more students to use our learning platform. From the college perspective, the overwhelming feedback is that the dual panel is great, but some students think a single panel is better for them. At the end of the day, we don’t want to lock anyone out of our system because of form factor.
While both the Tablets have been announced, none is available in the market or for pre-order, on which Rashid told that it would available to pre-order later this year. It has also been told that the company plans to sell the dual-screen Tablet for less than $1000, making it affordable for all.
The company has no aim to present the product as a replacement for a laptop but does indicate that its the best gadget to own for on the go reading and notetaking.
Back in June when Osman Rashid first showcased the gadget, the dual-screen comprised of features such as a 14-inch screen, weighing 5.5 pounds and almost four times heavier than Apple’s iPad and another thing also to be noted was that each slab was more than half an inch thick.
Unveiling the lighter version, the single screen version, Kno will deliver a great hardware as well as a software system specially designed to work only on Kno’s tablets. The company shed half of its bulk and weight, which is surely the correct move it made.
Another great thing to be noticed is that Marc Andreessen, Founder Netscape who is also a director at eBay, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard and Skype has invested somewhat around $46 Million for Kno.