Aakash Tablet To Be Showcased At United Nations
India is all set to showcase the Aakash tablet, branded as the “lowest costing tablet PC” in the world, at the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters on Nov. 28.
The presentation, which will put forward the various details of the tablet, will be attended by Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General. Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Permanent Representative to the U.N., said in a news conference that Aakash is “the most competitively priced tablet computer by an Indian-origin entrepreneur.”
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Canada-based Datawind, would make a presentation to the UN audience on Aakash, which was launched in October last year by the Indian government to make available computing devices to students at subsidised rates.
The Indian mission intends to distribute a limited number of Aakash tablets to some member states.
Aakash was launched in October last year, it received a record number of pre-bookings ( approximately 3.5 million) soon after the launch. The Aakash tablet will reportedly provide Wi-Fi connectivity to users along with a battery backup time of three hours.