Just recently, the first Philippine electronic bookstore called Vibe was launched by Vibe Technologies Inc. along with the Vibal Foundation. Filipinos will be able to access and buy all kinds of reading material through their tablets, smartphones, and computers. This includes an abundance of digital books, newspapers, and magazines. Vibe is also the name of a reading app that can be downloaded for free and installed on those devices.
In fact, Vibe Technologies Inc. even launched two of their own tablets, the Vibe 8” Tablet and the Vibe 10” Tablet. The 8-inch version runs on Android 4.0 and comes with a 1.2 Ghz Samsung Exynos Dual-Core Cortex A9 processor with 1 GB of RAM. The 10-inch version runs on Android 2.3 and comes with a 1 Ghz Telechip Cortex A8 processor and 512 MB of RAM. Both tablets have a micro SD port and a mini HDMI port, which is ideal for teachers using it as a tool for learning.
These tablets are designed as an affordable educational tool that can read e-books and supplement classroom learning. Vibe is also offering the Apple iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Acer Iconia A200 among its line of education tablets. In fact, the Vibal Foundation has already equipped hundreds of grade 1 students with a Vibe Tablet. If you think about it, it does make more sense for a student to have a tablet where all of his learning material can be found instead of lugging around dozens of textbooks every day. It fits more books and makes learning more efficient and interesting through the use of internet links, videos, and sound.