Aakash tablet: World's cheapest tablet goes on sale

Aakash tablet: World’s cheapest tablet goes on sale for Rs 2500 online
Harsimran Julka, ET Bureau Dec 14, 2011, 10.40pm IST
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/11107745.cms
(A student poses with the supercheap Aakash tablet computer which she received during its launch in New Delhi on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011. The $35 basic touch screen tablet aimed at students can be used for functions like word processing, web browsing and video conferencing. (AP))

NEW DELHI: Datawind, the maker of the world’s cheapest tablet has put up for sale about 30,000 tablets online at a price of Rs 2500 each, with a delivery period of seven days.

The seven inch tablet with Android 2.2 is now available through its portal http://www.aakashtablet.com. “We have put up on sale about 30,000 tablets online, which will have a cash on delivery of 7 days. We have achieved pre-sale orders of about 400,000 tablets from individuals and corporates. But current supplies will only be limited for individual buyers,” Datawind CEO and founder Suneet Singh Tuli told ET.

source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatime … ife-aakash

Configuration

Hardware

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

Software

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

Aakash Tablet’s Features

Supports up to 150,000 apps.

Perfect for anytime anywhere web access.

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 2 full-sized USB ports and Micro-SD card slot which can be expandable up to 32 GB.

Press Coverage

The Baap of all TABLETS
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/ … ablets-593
Aakash tablet fuels global interests!
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi … 911678.cms
World leaders showing interest in Aakash Tablet!
http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Wo … cid-2.html
The advantages of Aakash tablet!
http://itnews24h.com/what-are-the-advan … et-system/
Aakash tablet grabbing eyeballs!
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/aakash-table … 46-11.html
This gives me hope. A nice read!
http://www.thisgivesmehope.com/2011/10/ … -children/
Aakash tablet to hit the US market soon!
http://www.gizmoville.com/2011/10/29/aa … #more-6053
Low cost and high quality is what Aakash promises
http://technology.ezinemark.com/aakash- … f140c.html
In India, Internet access for poorer students with low-cost tablet is now a reality!
http://www.springwise.com/government/in … st-tablet/
Why should you buy Aakash tablet and not others. Read some interesting facts here
Youtube Video
Reach the Sky with Affordable Technology
http://www.justmeans.com/Social-Innovat … 50200.html
NDTV covers Aakash tablet
Youtube Video
Aakash tablet covered in News9
Youtube Video
World’s cheapest tablet is here!
Youtube Video
India’s low cost tablet unveiled. Minds across the world get ignited with this launch of an unbelievable product
http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/rt … eiled.html
Suneet Singh Tuli talks about Aakash tablet on Bloomberg TV
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/77113120/
Aakash Tablet generates a lot of enthusiasm in the US
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/wire-n … 02542.html
Aakash Tablet- An Unbelievable Device
http://www.grahamsdomain.com/aakash-tab … le-device/
Top 10 reasons why Aakash outshines its rivals
http://www.itechpulse.com/2011/10/08/to … es-rivals/
How the world’s cheapest tablet was born
http://www.hindustantimes.com/How-the-w … 53998.aspx
Government plans to further bring down the cost of Aakash tablet
http://articles.economictimes.indiatime … ts-sd-card

a more expensive version of Rupees 2,999/= comes with android 2.3.

source: http://aakashtablet.com/

rm250…uhuhu…murah and have (SIM & Phone functionality)

i see the video review…

even my phone has better speed than this thing…no thanks…

i’d rather save some $$ and a bit of time to get something better - feeling satisfied is more important than just buying something cheap.

Post by vertigo Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:39 pm
i’d rather save some $$ and a bit of time to get something better - feeling satisfied is more important than just buying something cheap.

Post by Athrun_zala_faith Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:52 pm
i see the video review…

even my phone has better speed than this thing…no thanks…

both of you missed the point and overlook the fact the prime mission behind the aakash tablet is accessibility to the net to majority of the poor student population who otherwise will not be able to jump on the net’s knowledge-based bandwagon.

of course with a price tag of only US$35+ there will be compromise on functionabilties but i doubt the poor of the world and students all over the world will complain.

those with deeper pocket, by all means do save up for the latest apple ipad or branded mobile phone gadgetries of your dreams and try not to run down this gadget and at least attempt to understand the noble intention behind the production of this gadget for the poor masses of the world. :slight_smile:

[quote=“gorshan”]
both of you missed the point and overlook the fact the prime mission behind the aakash tablet is accessibility to the net to majority of the poor student population who otherwise will not be able to jump on the net’s knowledge-based bandwagon.

of course with a price tag of only US$35+ there will be compromise on functionabilties but i doubt the poor of the world and students all over the world will complain.

those with deeper pocket, by all means do save up for the latest apple ipad or branded mobile phone gadgetries of your dreams and try not to run down this gadget and at least attempt to understand the noble intention behind the production of this gadget for the poor masses of the world. :)[/quote]

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