And now comes Android tablet with referral scheme [refer 15 and you get it for free]!

After Aakash tablet comes the aakashar tablet which weighs only 350 gms and is priced at Rs. 3,999/.

Simcom - Android Tablet with referral scheme
Simcom - Android Tablet with referral scheme

Aakshar Tablet specification

A 7”inch Tablet running on Original Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS equipped with 1Ghz Processor, Power packed with 256MB Ram, Enhanced with Wifi connectivity & in addition it also has USB support through where you can connect your pendrives/you can also connect your usb keyboards & mouse for smoother interface, Ethernet / LAN port RJ45 is also an advantage to many who don’t have WiFi facility. In Addition we have keyboard+pouch as an option to purchase in mere Rs 499/- which again makes it easy and secure to carry along.

The referral scheme

The company has launched a referral scheme  wherein you can get the tablet free if you get 15 reference.
Once you become a member with just Rs399/- (100% Refundable), refer to your friends and here is the breakup:

  • 5 referral – you get 25% Discount (i.e. Rs1,000/- discount)
  • 8 referral  – 50% Discount (INR Rs2,000/- discount)
  • 15 referral and you get your tablet for free.

Watch this (amazingly done) video of this tablet:

What next? a MLM scheme? Is this the sort of branding that will help Android compete with iOS?

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