October 5th, 2011
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Indian Tablet Aakash for 2999/- !

Aakash Tablet

New Delhi: You can buy a tablet for 2999 rupees now. India’s going to go on a gala shopping spree. Aakash, India’s much hyped ultra-low-cost tablet is finally here.The baby is a result of collaboration between the government and a British-based company DataWind.   It runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and comes with a 7 inch resistive touch screen with 800×480 resolution and weighs 350 gm. The Aakash tablet is in fact DataWind’s UBISlate 7 tablet.

The tablet has a 256 MB of RAM, a 32 GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports. It comes with a 12-month replacement warranty and supports formats like DOC, DOCX, PDF and PPTX etc. Aakash has standard 3.5 mm headphones jack. It has support for Wi-Fi connectivity and includes a microphone and stereo earphones.

The tablet will be commercially available from November for Rs 2999. An inbuilt cellular modem and SIM to access internet will be the additional feature in the commercial model which would not have any duty waivers or subsidy, as in the government’s version.

The government will be acquiring one lakh units the tablet PC from DataWind for Rs 2250 from DataWind which will be supplied to the students across the country. The device will initially be made available to post-secondary students. The target price at which the government intends to acquire an additional 1 crore units is the previously publicized Rs 1750 per unit.

 

 



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