MHRD’s Aakash will cost Rs. 2276! Will be sold in Retail


Here is the first news that has come out – The price of the MHRD’s Aakash Tablet is going to be Rs. 2276 and it will be available in retail. It was previously thought that it will only be available to students. But that’s not the case, it will be available to everyone at that cost.

Additionally, although we are not able to confirm this 100%, students are NOT going to have subsidized rate of Rs. 1200 (we have yet to confirm this…) as widely anticipated. It will be at same cost of Rs. 2276!

At today’s rate, the Tablet cost works out to about USD 46.5 unlike the previously announced USD 35.

MHRD has tied up with Canadian Datawind to manufacture these tablets.

This Post will be updated frequently as we get details from the launch – so stay tuned.

Update: The MHRD’s Aakash Tablet has been unveiled, and the details given above are quite accurate. Here is Hon. HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal inaugurating low cost Aakash Tablet 

Kapil Sibal Aakash Tablet

Aakash Tablet Hardware Specifications

  • Processor: 336 Mhz Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video co-processor & graphics Accelerator
  • Memory: 256 mb ram
  • Storage (internal) : 2Gb
  • Ports: 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Display: 7” resistive touch Screen
  • Resolution: 800X480 resolution
  • Connectivity: GPRS and Wifi
  • Battery Backup: Upto 180 minutes on battery

Aakash Tablet Software Specifications

  • OS: Android 2.2
  • Office Document Support
  • Audio / Video / Image support
  • PDF Viewer & Text Editor
  • and other standard software supported by Android OS.

So, finally we have details on this much awaited, much talked about and much controversial low cost tablet called Aakash!

  1. Äb??'s??k Ùñ?vèrSål P?? says

    Hawa baazi ke lie bht aaccha jugad hai….

  2. Bhupal Jyoti says

    this is the gift of our technical resources. i.e our engineers I proud to be a part of this coming era………….. the wiill be ours.

  3. Farhan Sarfraz says

    good going india…………..

  4. Harry Jordan says

    india roks

  5. Parag Shah says

    its good

  6. Anil says

    I m just waiting when i can touch and feel with my hands….

  7. Tumul Singh says

    going to buy…..after all it has android 2.2 and also has low cost….

  8. Amit Jral says

    I think there must be some further modifications like edge, camera & some other means(like data cable or bluetooth) to connect with the PC/laptop/netbooks in this tab. I'm sure if these features are included, it is the best ever deal to destroy the market of PC's as well as smartphones.
    Copy to:
    PM of India.
    President of India.
    HRD Minister.
    Information Minister & others to whom it is concerned.

  9. Deepak Christopher says

    india rockzz!

  10. Sojan says

    It is an interesting news, A gadget price war will follow this Aakash ?

  11. Soram Sushil says

    When can it be be available to all. I 1nt it.

  12. Amandeep Singh says

    that's create some pressure on the other multimedia companies in the market.

  13. Saiteja Dommeti says

    cool indias going to rock jaihind jai bharath.

  14. Sheetal says

    Yes Good Initiative to get Tablet in Indian Market for Common Man. Ipad and Galaxy are for the Upper Middle Class persons.This should be hit product.

  15. Abhijith Na says

    is this phone have 3g, video calling, expandaple memory.

    1. Tumul Singh says

      i think it has expandable memory

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  17. Agarwal Sanyam says

    from where can we buy this?

  18. jayesh says

    indian government ki advertisment kafi badi sunai deti he lekin vo kabhi aam janta tak nahi pahuchti, we hope this time not repeat in”aakash”,aur vahi common question ye tablet am janta ya student ko kaha milega- “10-janpath me?”

  19. Armaan Khan says

    yar resistive touch ki jagah capacitive touch dete to sayad jada acha hota.

  20. Vande Mataram says

    This is a good move… lets move towards “Made in India” products … that will boost Indian Economy

  21. Jithin joy says

    I want this now…

  22. Raviteja Kalla says

    cheast tab supplyed by govt of india.

  23. Krishna Prasad says

    kaha milega yeh tab.

    1. Krishna Prasad says

      tablet its superb

  24. Asim Sheikh says


  25. Saiprasad Shetty says

    as long as they can guarantee decent standards, I think it's fantastic. No complains.

  26. Avinash Singh Bagri says

    kahan milega? Nehru Place mein?

  27. Vikram Arora says

    processor itna ghatiya hai dat idont think it will work!

  28. Motyar Dharm says

    How can I purchase? Please give me link.

  29. Jnanadarshan Nayak says

    Its meant for the beginners not for urban or sub-urban people.

  30. Abhishek Maheshwari says

    Revolution in India.

  31. Nazir Khan says

    Jai hind:))

  32. Taseer says

    Really it’s a great news. Middle class masses will enjoy this.

  33. Maclean O'relly says


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  35. Mohd Aasim says

    yaar camera aur bluetooth toh ek tablet ki zaroorat hai warna baikar hai.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      DID You see the cost of the tablet…. you cant have everything in that cost!!!

    2. Mohd Aasim says

      kuch aur price badha kar ye bhi deni chahiye thi, right or wrong

    3. Phani Raj Kuchibhotla says

      Arun Prabhudesai But cleary 3G is missing , that would help get better content on to those tabs. How many have wifi's in suburban/rural areas. As on now 3G is also not there ,but will soon be there in those regions.

    4. Arun Seshan says

      people tend to forget whom this product was made for… this is for the poor and underprivileged… who has never experienced internet or computers… do you really think they care about webcams and 3G???

      one can connect a 3G dongle on the USB port to get good internet speed… besides I think you can connect a usb camera as well. The retail version has a SIM modem built in anyways.

    5. Chinmay Ratnaparkhi says

      Phani Raj Kuchibhotla 3G is not missing, it is enabled, checked it this morning. Even WiFi is enabled, what else does one need…?

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