‘India unveils the world’s cheapest tablet.’
‘Now buy a tablet for less than $50’
You must have come across such headlines in the last couple of weeks along with a proud picture of Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister, India holding the cheapest tablet every manufactured – Aakash Tablet (also known as Sakshat Tablet). Well if you missed the pic, check it out below, its quite a collectible. 😛
Coming back to agenda of this post, the Aakash Tablet. Yes, it is true that the tablet will be available to students across universities for just $35 or Rs.1500 thanks to government subsidies but the same tablet will also be available for the general public at a price of around $50 or Rs.3000. Frankly for the price, its quite a steal as the cheapest I have noticed a tablet yet was HP TouchPad and that too during firesale.
Aakash tablets also trademarked as Ubislate has been designed by a company called Datawind. Its powered by Android 2.2 Froyo OS. Coming to the features of the Tablet:
- 7 Inch Touch Screen
- Memory: 256MB
- Storage Memory : 2 GB but Expandable up to 32 GB with microSD card.
- Document Format : .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .odt, .odp
- Image Format : .png, .jpg, .gif, .bmp
- Audio Format : .mp3, .aac, .ac3, .wav, .wma
- Video Format : .mpeg2, .mpeg4, .avi, .flv
- HDMI Port, Wi-fi, USB, Memory card slot.
- PDF viewer & Text editor
- Special Youtube video application.