The World’s cheapest tablet computer ever made is India’s best contribution to the gadget world.
This revolutionary Android tablet is a result of the Government of India’s ambitious project to manufacture ultra low-cost tablet devices specially for students and comman man.
Aakash is manufactured by a British Company called DataWind which has started the online booking and pre booking of this much-anticipated gadget.
You can now book Aakash (students’s version) or pre-book Ubislate 7 (the upgraded version of Aakash) online from the Datawind’s website.
Aakash will cost you Rs. 2500(around $50) where as Ubislate 7 is priced at Rs. 2999(around $60).
This is a made-in-India product and was made with the goal to give the students the best at the least possible price.
If you are wondering what Ubislate 7 is, then let me tell you that it is the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet.
Ubislate 7 will be commercially available everywhere and to everyone. It is the next generation of Aakash and is loaded with better features and specifications, and any person can buy it.
While Aakash will run on Android 2.2, Ubislate 7 will be powered by Android 2.3.
Ubislate 7 will have a resistive touchscreen, Cortex A8-700 MHz processor and graphics accelerator HD video processor, 256 MB of RAM and 2 GB of internal memory.
Other specifications are a one standard USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack, a 7 inch display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, resistive touchscreen, GPRS and WiFi support.
For applications, the Aakash will have access to Getjar, a proprietary market, rather than the Android Market.
The UbiSurfer browser accelerates web pages by factors of 10x to 30x, allowing for a web experience who’s speed is unrivalled.
The device includes WiFi connectivity and support for optional 3G modems.
Pen drives are a common storing and sharing medium used even by not computer-savvy people. A full-sized USB ports allowing regular pen-drives to be plugged-in is also available as an added advantage over other Tablets.
Datawind also offers a Leather Keyboard Case that not only protects the device, but also has an integrated keyboard case allowing fast typing and conversion of the device as a small notebook.
There is a price difference between the Aakash and UbiSlate 7 because the Ubislate 7 will include a cellular modem, allowing it to deliver web access anywhere there is a cellular connectivity, and also to act as a mobile phone!
Let me list out the hardware and software specifications for you.
- Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator & HD Video processor.
- Memory : 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash.
- Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported.
- Peripherals: 2 Standard USB port.
- Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack.
- Display and Resolution: 7 display with 800×480 pixel resolution.
- OS: Android 2.2.
- Document Rendering.
- Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP.
- PDF viewer, Text editor.
- Multimedia and Image Display.
- Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF.
- Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA.
- Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV.
- Communication and Internet.
- Separate application for online YouTube video.
- Safety and other standards compliance.
- CE certification / RoHS certification.
How to buy?
1>> Visit the DataWind’s website here .
2>> On booking Aakash, you will get a booking ID and a confirmation message. (However, lookout as there are very limited number of Aakash tablets.)
3>> On pre-booking Ubislate 7 users will get a confirmation message which states that the product will be launched in late January and DataWind would get in touch with you.
The product is currently available only online, however it is soon expected to be available from retail stores too.
The delivery time is 1 week and the mode of payment is cash on delivery.
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The name Aakash means “sky” in hindi. Now everyone can reach the sky with affordable technology.
There is definitely no other touch pad tablet or computing device anywhere near the price of Aakash tablet or Ubislate 7
“The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide”, said the Indian Telecom and Education Minister, Kapil Sibbal. Hope that comes true.
This device is certain to create history not just in India but in whole world.
You can read more about Aakash here.