How many have/had Aakash- 1 tablet? I saw many eyes become bulge when they got Aakash -1 Tablet.First version is a crap of piece with 384 MHz processor.Many destroyed Aakash -1 tablet after first use.Anyway Aakash -2 Tablet launched yesterday by President Pranab Mukhergee.Second version better than first in many ways , the new one has 1 GHz processor along with 512MB DDR3 RAM.Android Ice Cream Sandwich is use as Operating System , may be we can upgrade it to Jelly Beans , latest version.
Goverment give 50% discount for students and they also announce that state Government can also give reduction.If they do we will get it as free or less than Rs 1000. Original device cost Rs 2,263 but Students and Faculties get it at reduced prices.Almost all Teachers/Faculties will get it as free of cost. Students need at least Rs 1,130 .Central Government provides 50% subsidies , if State Government gives another subsidies Aakash will available as free for students or it cost Rs 500-800.Currently it is the most cheapest Tablet in the world.They are testing/introducing it in different colleges in India .In kerala , they introduced it in FISAT Engineering college and all Teachers got it as free.One Teacher said that it work smoothly it has powerful hardware.Internet connection is possible through WiFi.
Specification and Features
|Aakash 2 Tablet|
Processor : 1 GHz A9 cortex processor
Display : 7 inch , 800 x 480 resolution
Touch : Capacitive touch screen
Storage : 4GB Expandable upto 32 GB
Network/Wireless connection : WiFi , no GPRS
Operating System : Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Battery : 2100,Ah with 4 Hr backup
Ports : mini USB ,microSD
Camera: VGA front camera
Android store: May be not sure
3D/HD support : Yes
HD Video play back :Yes
Aakash's commercial version is known as Datawind Ubislate 7Ci which cost around 4499 through online payment.Aakash 2 Tablet is only available for Students and Teachers.Other people can buy Commercial version.
Commercial version is available in DataWind website.Due to the high demand you need to wait at least 2-3 weeks.
Datawind Home page
Aakash Tablet is available only via school or college.It is not available in open market.