Gone are those days when people used to show off their Rs. 35k Tabs to others, to make themselves feel high. And gone are those moments when Reliance launched their CDMA Tab at Rs. 12k thinking that it will takeover the other Higher Priced Tabs !
India launches world’s cheapest tablet PC ‘Aakash’ | The tablet PC, named Aakash, will cost the government just 46.52 USD i.e. Rs. 2,276. It will be given to students after subsidising the price by up to 50 per cent, Human Resources Development Minister Shri Kapil Sibal said while unveiling the device in New Delhi.
It is expected that 416 Universities and 20,000 colleges all over India will be connected under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT). The Mission pays for fiber connectivity for each University to connect to the nearest NKN node. The Mission has placed a consolidated order for connecting all Universities and Colleges to BSNL and about 80% of the Universities and Colleges have been connected already.
Aakash Ubislate 7 Specifications
- Processor: 366 Mhz with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
- Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
- Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
- Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
- Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
- Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800×480 pixel resolution
- Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
- Connectivity and Networking: WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
- Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.
- 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
Separate application for online YouTube video
Safety and other standards compliance
- CE certification / RoHS certification
Additional Web Browser : UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.
This TAB will create a huge mark of Revolution in the Technology Field of India Students have got a golden opportunity with the launch of Aakash Tablet PC. Well, hope this is the start of a new era of technological science in India.
When is India’s cheapest tablet called Aakash hitting market? This is the question that everyone are asking now! No doubt though! I have been hearing for quite a while now that the Aakash tablet would be rolled out from the Indian government for $35 in the month of November. According to the sources, the Aakash tablets would be sold at Rs. 2999 from November commercially. This cheapest tablet would be handy especially for students as it is available at a cheaper price for them.
The company is expecting to have 100,000 customers per month which would help them for the commercial variant of the tablet.They are also planning to have an alternative manufacturing plant which would in turn help the company to increase the tablets production.
Another interesting fact is that, the basic version of Aakash tab for students will be tagged with Aircel, telecommunication service provider, which will be providing SIM cards which can be used for internet accessing through the 3G network.
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