The wait for the cheapest Tablet is finally over as an initiative by the Indian Government to build a most economically priced tablet is finally out there to use. The tablet is developed by “Datawind” (a Canadian company) and is named “Aakash” and its fully feature with some incredible features to match with other computing devices available. The price that Datawind had offered Aakash Tablet in retail is just 2500 INR ( which comes to be around 50$) to anyone in India.
Aakash was initailly supposed to be sold to the Indian students at around $35. The latest price that is being offered by the Mumbai University to its students is 1138 INR (which comes to around $23) and this way below $35 which was quoted earlier. The price for the students is actually subsidized.
The tablet comes with 1 year replacement warranty and its features and specifications are listed below.
Aakash Tablet specs
- Processor: ARM 11 366 MHz with Graphics Accelerator and HD Video Co-processor.
- Memory: 256 MB RAM.
- Size: 190.5×118.5×15.7mm
- Display: 7 inch touch screen display
- Storage: 2GB and Micro SD card expandable up to 32GB
- 2 USB ports
- Operating System: Android 2.2
- Battery Power: 2100 mAh
- Wi-Fi enabled
- UbiSurfer Browser
- Inbuilt cellular and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
“Aakash” tablet is developed by the Canadian based company Datawind in collaboration with IIT Rajasthan under the HRD Ministry’s National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NME-ICT).
The “Aakash” is meant to be the student version, its commercial version is named “Ubislate 7” and it seems to be launched in January 2012. Ubislate comes with a price tag of 2,999 INR and its an upgrade version of “Aakash” tablet.
Ubislate 7 tablet features,
- Android 2.3 operating system
- Cortex A8 700 Mhz processor
- Battery 3200 mAh
- Network: WiFi & GPRS (SIM & Phone functionality)
Both the tablets are great initiative and its a keeps the hope that Information Technology will reach everyone and everywhere.
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