The most awaited World’s cheapest Tablet Phone AAKASH powered by Android OS has been launched by Indian Government on October 5. Aakash Tablet has all the important applications required in a computing device. It has been built using some open source software. Compared to many other expensive tablets, one of the best thing about Aakash Tablet is it has 2 USB ports. It is one of the biggest achievement by India. The basic version of Aakash, Ubislate7 is already sold out. However, you can pre-book the next version of Aakash, Ubislate7+ which is going to be launched by late January 2012.
Specifications of AAKASH Tablet
Processor: 366 Mhz supporting graphics accelerator and high definition HD video
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Storage: 2 GB Internal Flash Memory
Upto 32 GB Expandable External Memory
Display: 7 inch Resistive Touch Screen with resolution of 800×480 pixels
Audio: 3.5 mm Audio Jack in 3.5 mm Audio Jack out
WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth: Cellular (2G on unsubsidized version only)
3G 4G connectivity not provided
Battery: Battery Backup of 180 Minutes
Operating System: Google Android OS 2.2 for Ubislate7 and 2.3 for Ubislate7+
Text Editor Supported Formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP, PDF
Image Formats Supported: PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF
Audio: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Video: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLVWeb
Browser: Default browser XHTML, IE8 is also provided.
PRICE: Aakash will cost the government around $49 (inclusive of all taxes etc) approximately Rs. 2,500 for Ubislate7 and 2,999 for Ubislate7+.
It will be given to students after subsidizing the price by up to 50 percent which will cost about Rs.1100 ($35 US).
- YouTube Application is integrated to Stream Videos
- External USB Keyboard (optional)
- Aakash is created by using open source software from Sakshat Portal and other websites.
- The tablet is developed and fully made in India by Datawind.
- Access to thousands of educational & Learning institutes available for free.
New Updates on Aakash tablet from www.akashtablet.com
I’m pleased to report that deliveries have started!
Although thousands of units are being delivered daily, the demand and backlog are very significant. Customers that have pre-paid are given priority The backlog of pre-paid customers will be caught-up by the end of this month. You may have noticed a price change on the UbiSlate 7+ model, please note that this change does not apply to customers who have pre-paid for their units, they will still be delivered the product for their original price.
As you will see in the chart above, we will also soon start deliveries of the UbiSlate 7C model.This is a multi-touch capacitive screen unit.At an MRP of only Rs.4,299, it is a fraction of the cost of any other capacitive screen tablet computer in the market, and yet also offers smartphone functionality.Don’t worry, even if you’ve ordered and pre-paid for the UbiSlate 7+ model, you will be sent an Email and given an opportunity to upgrade to the UbiSlate 7C model prior to delivery.
Please allow me to again thank you personally for your patience, as the response continues to be overwhelming. If you have difficulty in getting through to our toll-free number, please fill in the query forms on this website or Email us at [email protected], and we will revert back to you at the earliest.
The UbiSlate Smartphone/tablets incorporate HD video co-processors for a high-quality multimedia experience and core graphics accelerator for faster application support. These tablets are the only Android devices in the market to offer DataWind’s UbiSurfer browser, based on 18 international patents. The UbiSurfer browser accelerates web pages by factors of 10x to 30x, allowing for a web experience who’s speed is unrivaled. Internet access is available everywhere on a GPRS network at Rs.98/mo. for 2GB
The devices include WiFi & GPRS connectivity allowing anytime & anywhere internet access and phone functionality. Optional 3G modems are also supported via USB. In addition to a micro-SD card slot, a full-sized USB port is integrated into the unit allowing pen drives, external keyboards, webcams, dongles and other inexpensive peripherals to be attached.
New Introduction Ubislate 7C with Multi-Touch Projective Capacitive Screen
What Krazytech thinks about Aakash Tablet?
Former minister of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Kapil Sibal has taken good initiative and promised to deliver tablets to students at a subsidized cost of 1100 INR (US$35). It is a good grab for students.
Initially, Aakash tablets were overrated because in 2011, to have a tablet for US$35 or 1100 Indian rupees was a great attraction. The British-Canadian based company DataWind could not deliver the tablets on time and also the users were not happy with the performance of the tablet because of low RAM, poor sound quality, and poor customer support.
Datawind has come up with many other low-priced smartphones and tablets like Pocket Surfer 3G4, UbiSlate 10Ci, UbiSlate 7Cz but their devices still need to do much more to compete with others. Aakash tablets details can be found on their official website http://www.akashtablet.com.