Aakash, the worlds cheapest Tablet has been unveiled by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Telecoms and Education Minister on 05th October, 2011 after long waiting for year.
The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide.
Telecoms and Education Minister Kapil Sibal.
Worlds cheapest Tablet Aakash Configuration ,Features and Specifications
Processor: 366 MHz
Primary Memory (RAM): 256 MB
Secondary Memory (HDD): 2 GB Flash, 32 GB expandable
Operating System : Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Warranty : One year
Screen & resolution: 7-inch resistive touch screen with 800×480 resolution
USB Ports: 2
Formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF and PPTX etc
Headphones jack: 3.5 mm
Battery & backup: 2100mAh battery upto 3 hours
Weight : 350 grams
Modem & Internet: Inbuilt cellular modem and SIM to access internet.
Worlds cheapest Tablet Aakash Price and availability
Worlds cheapest Tablet Aakash Price in India will be Rs.2,999.00. It is expected to available in the market from November, 2011 onwards. The government will buy the units of the device for Rs 2250 each from a British company which is assembling the devices in India. Then after taxes (no subsidy) Price comes to Rs.2,999.00. It is expected that Price may come down around Rs.450.00 (10$) when bulk production starts. But it may take time.
Initially, one lakh pieces are planned to distribute to students at subsidized rates. So try to avail this opportunity if you are a student.