AAKASH | World's cheapest tablet PC launched in India
|"Cheapest Tablet PC in the world"|
Today the world witnessed the history in making when Honorable Minister of HRD, Mr Kapil Sibal launched India's very own tablet named Aakash. The tablet is the cheapest of its type in the world and has been designed and developed by IIT Rajasthan and manufactured by DataWind. The Android based tablet has been manufactured by Britan based DataWind which has a establishment in Amritsar. The manufacturer has various international patents to its name and is famous for making the technology affordable.
|Mr. Kapil Sibal launches Aakash|
Speaking about the tablet at the launch Mr. Kapil Sibal said that the tablet is not only for the Indian students but for students all around the world. At first, only 1,00,000 units have been manufactured for testing purpose and will be distributed to students around the country. Some of the tablets were also given to the students free of cost at the launch event in New Delhi. The commercial selling of the tablet will start from November this year and will be priced a bit high from the current student version. The price for commercial Aakash tablet is expected to be around Rs.3000 which is still very low compared to market prices of tablet PCs. The commercial version will also have telephony with 3G support. According to sources, company is in talks with Aircel to provide data services to its users.
- 7" inch TFT Resistive Touch Screen
- Android v2.2 (Froyo)
- Conexant Processor with HD Video co-processor
- 256 MB RAM, 2GB Flash Internal memory
- Wireless LAN WiFi IEEE 802.11
- 3.5 mm jack and Microphone
- EasySwap SD Card slot and USB 2.0 Port
- Weighs only 350g with dimensions of 188x116x12mm
The tablet can be used for so many works, it has web browser , supports instant messaging, you can edit and view office documents on the move with office suite software pre-installed in the tablet. The tablet supports various famous multimedia formats and has a built-in YouTube application for watching high quality videos online. You can access more than 70,000 eBook's on the tablet. The tablet can be used to watch HD movies or video lectures.We have got our hands on the tablet and will be posting the unboxing video of the tablet soon with a review.