Aakash Tablet pc is the cheapest tablet of the world which is produced by DataWind Company and is manufactured by Quad, an Indian based company. It was developed as an initiative by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development under Indian Government. Aakash is a low price Android based tablet computer that comes with a 7 inch touch screen and ARM 11processor. Having 2 USB ports, Aakash is dotted with Android 2.2 OS and includes a number of exciting capabilities such as GPRS, Wi-Fi, PDF reader, text editor, video conferencing, SIM card slot, built-in keyboard and more than 15000 applications that has brought about a revolutionary change in the present tablet market.
As mentioned earlier that Aakash tablet pc is the world’s cheapest tablet and with the official launching of Aakash in 2011 in the Indian market, it has become the talk of the town. Even though there are a number of tablets available in the market with handful of exciting features but with such a low cost of Rs 2250, Aakash is basically developed to link colleges and universities in India under the e-learning program.
Aakash is originally projected as $35 laptop and it will be sold to Indian government at $50. But to make Aakash available, the Government is giving subsidy to the students according to which the 50% of the total cost of the tablet will be subsidized by the Central Government and rest by the state government in order to give the tablets in various colleges and institutions. Thus it will cost only Rs 2000 for the students in India.
The commercial version of the Aakash tablet pc is called as Ubislate 7 and now a faster and more advanced version of the tablet known as Aakash 2 is going to be launched in April 2012 at price of $40. This new tablet of 2012 will include 3200mAH battery with 3 hour battery life, 512 MB of RAM and 700 MHz Cortex A8 processor. Dotted with amazing features at a low cost is the major factor that has contributed to an extreme demand of this tablet in India. According to the reports, Datawind got about 14 lakhs tablet bookings in just 14 days o the release and this data is supposed to be cross over 2 million in the coming few days.
Datawind has assured that coming Aakash tablet pc 2012 will have more exciting features with a better battery life, faster speed and high performance. After giving subsidy from Indian Government, the total cost of the new Aakash tablet will be just Rs 1,100 for the students of colleges and universities in Indian sub-continent. However, the retail price of this tablet will be Rs 2,999 in the Indian market. Apart from getting huge popularity in India, Aakash tablet is also gaining bookings all across the world.
However, the Government of India is planning to give this new Aakash tablet 2012 for free to the college students and teachers but we know that it would not be going to happen at all. But still with such a low price of $40, the Aakash tablet laced with some of the wonderful features and capabilities is going to hit the world by storm in the coming days.