The Canadian electronics producer, Datawind, has reaped a reputation of providing the most affordable tablets in India. The Aakash tablet, Ubislate 7, and PocketSurfer are among the budget devices that have gained acceptance nationwide. The firm now intends to launch a line of budget-friendly Android smartphones in the country. The handsets will start from just Rs. 2,000 and will provide free internet services for one whole year.
The price of the 2G handset will start from Rs. 2,000, while the 3G version will cost Rs. 1,000 higher than the 2G model at Rs. 3,000. According to Datawind [...]
India’s low cost tablet Aakash 2 was officially launched here on Sunday at a subsidised rate of Rs 1130 for Indian students.
The new and improved Aakash 2 tablet was unveiled by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Thousands of teachers are attending the event to virtually participate in the launch event through online video conferencing.
The new version ‘Aakash 2?, which will be made available to students of engineering colleges and universities to begin with, is now powered by a processor running at 1 GHz, [...]
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 has launched four new tablets in the market in the 7 inch size. The tabs run on Google’s Android 4.0.3 ICS operating system, and are all powered by 1GHz Cortex A8 processors, coupled with 512MB of RAM. The four tablets modelled The UbiSlate 7Ri, UbiSlate 7R+, UbiSlate 7Ci, UbiSlate 7C+ models will be all available at prices ranging from INR Rs. 2,999 to Rs. 4,499.
Model No UbiSlate 7Ri UbiSlate 7R+ UbiSlate 7Ci UbiSlate 7C+ Type Tablet Smartphone Tablet Tablet Smartphone Tablet Touch [...]
As declared by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal today, very soon an improved version of Aakash will be introduced in the market. In the month of June, this new and much better version of Aakash has been already inaugurated by Sibal at IIT-Bombay.
The improved version is fitted with a faster processor (most probably an 800 Mhz processor) and enhanced battery life among other features. [quote]“It (the idea of low cost computer) was rejected throughout the world and it was said that India would not be able to make it. Our HRD ministry was committed to the Aakash project and ultimately we came out with the first version of the Aakash which costs Rs 2,276. Now, Aakash-2 has [...]
Indian Army Chief V K Singh today launched the digital version of Indian War Comics (IWC), which will be available for users of upcoming version of Aakash tablet PC to be supplied by Datawind.
This particular idea itself is not only laudable, but I think each one of us must realise that there is something which will make tremendous difference,Those of you who have been lucky to read the Amar Chitra Katha and know what it did to you, to know your own history, I think these war comics are going to make a fantastic difference. Specially when they are loaded on to the Akash tablet”
– V K Singh