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Akkash tablet
« on: December 21, 2011, 05:23:24 PM »
Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet, finally hits the market as its maker Datawind puts up near about 30,000 tablets online with a price tag of Rs 2,500, with a delivery period of seven days.

The seven-inch touch screen tablet, now available through its portal ‘aakashtablet.com’ flaunts of features such as 256 megabytes of RAM, ARM 11 processor with the Android 2.2 operating system, two USB ports and HD-quality video.

It is learnt from the sources that Aakash's next commercial version called the Ubislate 7, which has a faster processor, is slated to be launched late January.

Ubislate 7 is set to have a 700 Mhz processor compared to the present one and will be priced at Rs 3000 for sale online.

In a bid to provide a facelift to the existing model, the Indian government is also planning to provide a new specification for Aakash, which may come with a faster processor, better battery life and expanded memory capacity.

The current version of Aakash has a battery life of about 1.5 hours.

The device was developed as part of the country's aim to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program.



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MUMBAI: City college students  will now be able to purchase the Aakash computer tablet, which was launched in October, at just Rs 1,138. While the market price of the low-cost tablet is Rs 2,500, students will get it a much lower price.

Union minister Kapil Sibal launched the tablet for students across the country in October. It will now be made available to 100 varsities, including Mumbai University.

Rajpal Hande, director, board of college and university development, said, "We have issued circulars to all affiliated colleges and departments. They have to get back to us with their requirements. We are hoping that students will avail of the facility as they are getting it at almost a 50% discount. I am also told an improved version of the tablet will be launched in February, so the students might get an upgraded version."

Students will also be able to access all the online content for undergraduate and postgraduate courses that is being developed under the human resources development ministry free of cost. Students can place an order with their colleges or their departments.

The device will also enable students and teachers in the university to access the e-content anytime and anywhere, added Hande.


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