The much awaited world’s cheapest tablet – Aakash – is now up for sale. Datawind, the maker of the tablet, has put up about 30,000 tablets for sale online priced at Rs 2,500.You can now book your tablet through the online portal www.akashtablet.com.
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO and founder of Datawind in a press release said – “We have put up on sale about 30,000 tablets online, which will have a cash on delivery of 7 days. We have achieved pre-sale orders of about 400,000 tablets from individuals and corporates. But current supplies will only be limited for individual buyers”.
The government till now has procured only 10,000 tablets. The tablet will be available at around half the price to students as part of government’s programme to expand education through information technology.
The current version is powered by Android 2.2 and has a resistive touch screen. It has a Arm11 – 366Mhz microprocessor and a 256MB RAM. It supports only Wi-Fi network.The device has a 2100mAh battery with a life of 1.5 hours. The tablet weighs 350g.
There are also speculations that the Indian government is also planning to provide a new specification for Aakash, which may come with a faster processor and better battery life.The next version of Aakash, called the Ubislate 7, is scheduled to be launched a month later. It has a Cortex A8 – 700 Mhz processor compared to the 366 MHz processor in Aakash. Running Android 2.3 OS, it will include a 3200 mAh battery. The device will support both WiFi and GPRS networks. It will be priced at Rs 2,999.
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