Datawind, the maker of the low cost tablet Aakash, has started selling the device online from today. Retailing at Rs. 2,500/-, it is currently the most reasonably priced tablet in the Indian market. What’s more, Datawind has made it extremely easy for users to get their hands on Aakash. The company promises to deliver the tablet to buyers within seven days and accepts cash on delivery. That way, users don’t have to pay online when they book the tablet on www.aakashtablet.com.
Aakash is powered by an Arm 11 – 366 MHz microprocessor and runs on Android’s 2.2 Froyo operating system. A 2100 mAh battery supports the tablet. Aakash weighs 350g and measures 7’’. It offers 256MB of RAM and has a resistive touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480p. Its 2GB Flash internal storage is expandable externally up to 32GB. Connectivity wise, Aakash works on Wi-Fi networks. The tablet is perfect for those who desire everything a basic model offers but don’t want to spend too much on it.
For those looking for a slight more spruced up version of Aakash, there is the Ubislate 7. Manufactured by Datawind, this is Aakash’s big brother. Ubislate 7 will be available in January 2012 and will be powered by a Cortex A8 – 700MHz processor and a 3200 mAh battery. It will run on Android’s 2.3 operating system. Besides Wi-Fi, Ubislate will also work on GPRS networks. The best part about this tablet is that it is reasonably priced. Just slightly more expensive than Aakash, it will retail at Rs. 2999/-.
Both these tablets by Datawind guarantee that very soon, technology will be within every Indian’s reach. In fact, when Aakash was launched, Telecom and Education Minister Kapil Sibal had promised, “The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded.
Display: 7” colour LCD/TFT
Keyboard: Built in
Hard Drive: 32GB
Connectivity: Wifi, USB 2.0 (2), Ethernet port.
Operating System: Android
Power: 2 watt
Expandable Memory upto 8GB (SD Card)
VGA Port (For connecting to Projector)
Video web conferencing facility,
Multimedia content in a variety of formats (pdf, docx, ods, adp, xls, jpeg, gif,png, bmp, odt, zip, AVCHD, AVI, AC3)
Inbuilt PDF reader
It is enabled with a touch screen.
An in-built keyboard is attached with this laptop.
The laptop can store the data of up to 2 GB memory. It is a RAM memory.
Wifi connectivity and USB port are this laptop’s additional features.
2 watt system is used up by this laptop so that it can even perform in areas where power supply is low.
80% shock resistant