After waiting for so long India’s ultra-low-cost tablet is finally out in the open. It has not been named “Sakshat” but the much talked-about $35 tablet has been named Aakash. Yes, finally India has the cheapest Tablet PC around and it is Aakash, just for $35. The Aakash tablet is in fact DataWind’s UBISlate 7 tablet.
The low cost tablet will be commercially available in India from November 2011. This ultra-low cost tablet is a step towards making India more connected. The number of Internet users is increasing manifold but still there is a part of the country which is far from connectivity. A step like this, Aakash is going to be a revolution. Some units of the tablet PC, Aakash were also distributed to the students present at the launch event in New Delhi. The device will initially be made available to post-secondary students and after that I am sure there will be more.
Kapil Sibbal had spoken about this cheapest tablet PC back in July 2011 and now we can finally see it. Aakash; this cheapest tablet PC is powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a 366 Mhz processor. The 7-inch tablet has a resistive touch screen. It weighs 350 grams and the tablet has 256MB RAM and an internal storage of 2GB Flash memory. The Aakash tablet also has support for Wi-Fi connectivity and includes a microphone and stereo earphones. This wonder tablet also supports additional external memory up to 32 GB and includes an USB port.
Aakash uses the Google Android operating system.
This India’s low cost tablet which was earlier going to be called Sakshat Tablet has a name that it really stands up to, Aakash, making the sky the limit. A boon for a lot of students this low cost and cheap tablet has made the sky the limit for a lot of us