December 15, 2011

Aakash tablet goes on sale, costs Rs 2,500

The wait is over. Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet has been put online for sale. The online booking and pre booking of this Android tablet has been started by DataWind. This Canadian company is the manufacturer of Aakash.

About 30,000 tablets have been put online for sale. Though government has produced only 10,000 tablets.

The student’s version of Aakash will be available for Rs. 2,500 (equal to almost US $50) and will be delivered within seven days. But the buyer have to pay in cash for it only at the time of delivery.

An upgraded version i.e. will be available by the last week of January, 2012. But pre-bookings can be done from today onwards. It will cost 2,999.

Aakash Tablet PC is a challenge for other tablet manufacturers!

Tablet manufacturers beware. India’s indigenously developed tablet Aakash may soon overthrow the burgeoning market provided the government itself does not jeopardize anything.

Pardaphash conducted a poll which reveals that there are many takers of the cheap tablet. We asked our readers: Is 'Aakash' Tablet PC, a challenge for other Tablet manufacturers?

56 percent of the respondents said ‘yes’ to the question. It is clearly visible that the price, the features and the technology all appeal to the Indian masses. Aakash tablet PC runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and comes with a 7 inch resistive touch screen with 800x480 resolutions and weighs 350 gm.

The tablet has a 256 MB RAM and an internal storage of 2GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB. Supporting formats like DOC, DOCX, PDF and PPTX etc. and comes with a 12 months replacement warranty.

The tablet will be made available in retail stores in November for approx. INR 2999 ($60) with added features like an inbuilt cellular modem and SIM to access internet.

There are 35 percent of the total number of respondents who responded in the negative indicating that the tablet may not be able to sustain competition from foreign brands which are obviously better equipped and attractive though they cost more.

Some were undecided and they constitute the remaining 9 percent.


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Aakash Tablet for Students