New Delhi, Dec 15, 2011: The much awaited India’s ultra-low-cost tablet - Aakash - is now up for sale. Datawind, the maker of the tablet, has put up the tablet for sale online. Priced at Rs 2,500, the tablet is said to be delivered within seven days. There is no pre payment and the company would take cash on delivery.
Users, who are interested in buying the device, can visit the website www.aakashtablet.com and place the order. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, the 7-inch tablet has a resistive touch screen. The tablet weighs 350g and has 256 MB of RAM. The device has a Arm11 – 366Mhz microprocessor and a 2100mAh battery. It supports only Wi-Fi network.
About 30,000 tablets have been put online for sale. Though government has produced only 10,000 tablets.
However the upgraded version of Aakash, called the Ubislate 7, is scheduled to be launched late January. 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.
There is definitely no other touch pad tablet or computing device anywhere near the price of Aakash tablet or Ubislate 7. It is a new generation device which comes with attractive features. This is the world’s cheapest tablet pc. This tab is made for the requirement of the users and especially for student needs.
The tablet has a lot of accessory options as well. Car chargers and external antennas can be attached to it. A keyboard case can also be used. It has 2 USB ports and can also be used as a phone. The commercial version will also have an option of 3G. External 3G dongle is also supported.
Aakash Tablet’s Features
Aakash tablet comes loaded with a lot of features and supports up to 150,000 apps.
Aakash tablet comes at an unbeatable price of Rs. 2,999 only.
Aakash tablet is perfect for anytime anywhere web access.
The internet can be accessed at a monthly charge of Rs. 98 only. Fast web access is possible though Datawind’s patented acceleration technology.
One can also connect to social networking sites like Facebook, twitter etc. through Aakash Tablet. It offers a lot of multimedia options with high definition quality videos.
Watching movies and listening to songs also becomes easy through Aaksh Tablet. Not only can it be used to play games, Aakash Tablet can also be used to make notes and presentations.
It has a full-sized USB port and Micro-SD slot which can be used to expand the memory up to 32 GB.