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India's Ultra-low Cost Aakash Tablet is on Sale !!!

|December 15 2011 |Industry News, Android Tablets

The highly anticipated ultra-low cost Aakash Tablet is available for commercial sale in India. The so called $35 Tablet Aakash was initially announced for students in India. While the tablet was on distribution for students in IIT and other Educational institutions, they announced the UbiSlate7, a sophisticated and advanced version of Aakash.


Hence, there is a price difference between the two. The Telecom and Education Minister, Kapil Sibbal, said at the launch of Aakash, “The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide.”


The Aakash tablet is available on sale for Rs.2500 and the UbiSlate 7 started for pre-booking. Users can either buy or pre-book either of the slates only thru online. However, the payment mode is on Cash On Delivery.

Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO DataWind says ‘This is a made-in-India product. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this.’ He adds, ‘The final goal is to either provide the same features at a lower cost or provide better functionality and features at the same cost.’

Key Specifications of Aakash Tablet :

  • Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator & HD Video processor

  • Memory : 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash

  • Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported

  • Peripherals: 2 Standard USB port

  • Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack

  • Display and Resolution: 7 display with 800x480 pixel resolution

  • OS: Android 2.2

  • Document Rendering

  • Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP

  • PDF viewer, Text editor

  • Multimedia and Image Display

  • Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF

  • Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA

  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV

  • Communication and Internet

  • Web browser - Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant

  • Separate application for online YouTube video

  • Safety and other standards compliance

  • CE certification / RoHS certification

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