December 16th, 2011
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Aakash tab available at 2500 online

Aakash-tabletNew Delhi: Aakash tablet, the world’s cheapest Android tablet manufactured by DataWind, a Canadian company, will now be available at Rs 2,500 online. The online booking and pre-booking is for students’ version of the tablet and pre-booking is for UbiSlate 7, the upgraded version of Aakash. Datawind, has put up for sale about 30,000 tablets with a delivery period of seven days.

Online booking Aakash tablet is now available on Aakash comes with a 7 inch resistive touch screen display (800×480 pixel resolution).  It runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. It has a 366 MHz Connexant processor, 256MB of RAM and 2GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB.

It has Wi-Fi, 2 USB ports and supports optional 3G modems. It has a battery life of 1.5 hours and weighs 350 gms. Aakash’s next commercial version called the Ubislate 7, which has a faster processor, is slated to be launched late January. Ubislate 7 is set to have a 700 Mhz processor compared to the present one and will be priced at Rs 3000 for sale online.

UbiSlate 7 Tablet,the upgraded version of Aakash  has a more robust Arm 8- 700 MHz processor and longer battery life of 5 hours. It can be used for making calls as well.  The device was developed as part of the country’s aim to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program. The tablet was to be made available in retail stores by the end of November. “The delay in the availability of the tablet has been due to up gradation in the tablet and some unforeseen delay in manufacturing,” a spokesperson said.


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