Friday, October 7, 2011

Aakash Tablet PC - World's cheapest tablet computer launched in INDIA

The world's cheapest tablet computer was launched in India on Wednesday (5th Oct 2011). Telecoms and human resource development minister Kapil Sibal launched the tablet  Aakash, priced at $35 or Rs 1,750 for students pursuing graduation.

The government is sourcing the tablet from UK-based Datawind at Rs 2,256 inclusive of all taxes, levies, freight and insurance charges, servicing and
documentation.Government will subsidize the cost, so a student would have to pay only Rs.1,100/- for the device (price may vary slightly).

  • Google’s Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • Wi-Fi enabled for internet access. Wireless communication for audio/video I/O
  • 256 MB of RAM and 2 GB of internal memory
  • single core 366 Mhz processor plus a HD video co-processor
  • weighs 350 gm.
  • 32 GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports.
  • 7 inch resistive touch screen with 800×480 resolution. It has a keyboard which is in-built.
  • Support for video web conferencing facility
  • Multimedia content viewer for example .pdf, .docx, .ods, .adp, .doc, .xls, .txt, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .odt, .zip, AVI, AC3, etc.
  • Searchable PDF reader
  • Unzip tool to unzip zip files
  • Possibility to install suitable firmware upgrades
  • Computing abilities such as Open Office, SciLab, cups (for printing support)
  • Media player able to play streamed and stored media files
  • Internet browsing, JavaScript, PDF plug-in Java
  • Cloud computing option
  • Remote device management ability
  • Rendering YouTube and other online video services (open source Flash players, e.g., gnash or swfdec).
  • Fixed Ethernet ability, Mini and full USB, miniSD card slot
  • Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card) slot
  • Headphone jack
  • 2 Watts of power consumption with solar charging option.


  • High quality web anytime any where via GPRS or WiFi
  • GPRS embedded modem eliminates the need of external modem
  • Fast access to Youtube videos via WiFi hotspots
  • Plug any ordinary pen drive
  • It can also be used as a phone to make and receive calls
Datawind will offer a commercial version of the device, called Akash Ubislate 7 Tablet, starting November at a price tag of under Rs.2999/- including taxes. The device will have a 1 year warranty. 


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