Everyone is bracing up for the launch of the much hyped, much delayed MHRD’s ultra low cost (aka USD 35) educational tablet day after tomorrow (5th October). Media all over the world have been criticizing Indian Government that it is nothing but a someone’s imagination. A usable USD 35 device is not possible.
Well, It looks like it is very much possible and the name of this device is also out. This ultra low cost device will be called “Aakash”. The following images are couple of months old, when it was still in pre-production stage. So, the new avatar might be different than what is shown below!
**Pre-Production Images of MHRD’s $35 Aakash
The biggest criticism to MHRD’s device has come from another low cost device maker OLPC’s India head, Mr. Satish Jha, where he wrote a scathing “Open Letter” that was published in the Times of India couple of months back.
We had published [exclusively] a rebuttal to this open letter giving reasons as to why is OLPC so apprehensive about MHRD’s $35 device! [You also must read some of the comments on this post]
Trak.in has been aggressively following this device’s journey since it was announced – Infact, we were the one’s who first broke this story and showed exclusive images to the world!
So there you have it – Aakash will be launched on 5th in New Delhi and we will bring you every detail there is about this device, so keep tuned in!