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.
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.
The CEO of DataWind, Suneet Singh Tuli said, ‘This is a made-in-India product. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this.’ He added, ‘The final goal is to either provide the same features at a lower cost or provide better functionality and features at the same cost.’
Aakash Tablet is a student version, while UbiSlate7 is the more advanced and sophisticated version.
A comparison chart for the 2 tablets:
Online booking for the tablet has started through the official website www.akashtablet.com
There is definitely no other touch pad tablet or computing device anywhere near the price of Aakash tablet or Ubislate 7. It is a new generation device which comes with attractive features. This is the world’s cheapest tablet pc. This tab is made for the requirement of the users and especially for student needs.
The tablet has a lot of accessory options as well. Car chargers and external antennas can be attached to it. A keyboard case can also be used. It has 2 USB ports and can also be used as a phone. The commercial version will also have an option of 3G. External 3G dongle is also supported.
Aakash Tablet’s Features
Aakash tablet comes loaded with a lot of features and supports up to 150,000 apps.
Aakash tablet comes at an unbeatable price of Rs. 2,999 only.
Aakash tablet is perfect for anytime anywhere web access.
The internet can be accessed at a monthly charge of Rs. 98 only. Fast web access is possible though Datawind’s patented acceleration technology.
One can also connect to social networking sites like Facebook, twitter etc. through Aakash Tablet. It offers a lot of multimedia options with high definition quality videos.
Watching movies and listening to songs also becomes easy through Aaksh Tablet. Not only can it be used to play games, Aakash Tablet can also be used to make notes and presentations.
It has a full-sized USB port and Micro-SD slot which can be used to expand the memory up to 32 GB.