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Aakash - Cheapest tablet PC launched

India has released the World’s Cheapest Tablet PC, the Aakash Tablet PC which was earlier known as Sakshat Tablet .It comes with Android v2.2 (Froyo) with 7" Inch display. The expected price in India is Rs. 1100 - 1750 only!!!


This tablet was launched on October 5th 2011 .At a function in Delhi, Kapil Sibal described this Tablet:
“The computer will bring in immense benefits to the students and can perform all the functions that any other computer can perform.”

::: FEATURES :::
Display: 7-inch with resistive touch screen (800×480 resolution)
OS: Android v2.2 (Froyo)
Weight: 370 gms
Keyboard: Touch

RAM: 256MB
Connectivity: USB port, WiFi (expected), 3.5mm Jack
Internal Memory: 2GB

Expandable Memory: 32GB
Battery: 3 hours (2100mAh Battery)
Supported File Formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT,ODP
Processor: 366 Mhz.
Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
Supported Image Formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
Supported Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Supported Video Formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
Applications: PDF Viewer

::: Wi-Fi Support will be available after 3 months which will change the price of Aakash Tablet PC to Rs. 3000:::
This Tablet was mainly launched for educational purpose.

Also Please read this
http://collegers.net/showthread.php?278-how-to-buy-Aakash-Tablet-and-should-you-get-it-Aakash-review

Update on 12-12-2011:
You can order Aakash version 1 :
http://www.akashtablet.com/order-now.html

If you are get Aakash version 2 - (ubislate 7), wait until January. (Pre-booking available)
http://www.ubislate.com/prebook.html

Difference between Aakash version 1 and ubislate 7

Thanks for sharing the link…

Few updates :

Aakash Tablets will be available on retail store only in February 2012. It was postponed from Nov/Dec 2011.

If you had purchased online, you will receive the tablet only in January 2012. Datawind(Canadian company behind Aakash) was not able to manage huge sales in India. No 7 day delivery

Many people did not receive confirmation call/emails. There is no other go, you have to wait. Please keep all the records - such as Payment details, date of payment, Transaction ID etc.

If you are planning to buy today, WAIT. You won’t get the tablet within 7 days or this december end/Jan first week.
We can expect common answer - delayed because of Christmas/New year holidays from the support team. Moreover Aakash 2(ubislate 7) seems better with extra 500 rupees.

Aakash Tablet is out for demo and sales in the leading cities in India! Only a few Tablets are sent for demo! College students can test the tab for free and then you can buy it… With more expectations the Aakash Tablet version 2 will be released Next few weeks says the authority…

Almost all the Aakash Tabs (ubislate7) are soldout!
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They have announced another model called the ubislate7+ with Android 2.3 OS and other extra features!
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You can book online at www.akashtablet.com or call toll-free number 1800-180-2180 to prebook your all new Ubislate 7+