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
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!