Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The 35 dollar Tablet

If yesterday was "Apple Day" today we can say that we have "Aakash day", the Indians launched today the world's cheapest tablet. With a discount offered by the Government of India, the tablet can be bought by students with only $ 35. In stores, it will cost slightly more: $ 60 and will be marketed under the name Ubislate!

Aakash officially launched  Ublislate today, with the presence of Kapil Sibal - Indian Minister (Minister for Human Resource Development). The discounted version of the tablet running Froyo Android 2.2 will not benefit from GPRS having only WiFi 802.11 a / b / g. The device provides a 7-inch resistive touch screen (800x400), with a Connexant processor  and a graphics accelerator at 366 Mhz, 256 MB RAM and 2GB flash memory. In terms of connectivity, it has two USB ports and a Micro-SD card slot (up to 32 GB) and the classical output 3.5 mm for audio.

The Ubislate Datawind version will be found in stores in about 60 days and will provide, in addition to the Aakash version, a 2G modem. Both devices are equipped with a battery of 2100 mA, providing a lifetime of two to three hours - depending on conditions.

The two versions of the tablet are not made in China, as most people expect - the producer is Datawind, a british company that uses a local production unit at Hyderabad.

The 35$ tablet was developed as part of an IT&C educational program, to be distributed in about 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in India. For starters, the Indian government has ordered 100,000 tablets. The students will have features such as PDF reader, Nimbuzz application for messaging, video conferencing, sci-lab, media player, remote device management and multiple content viewer.Here is a table tablet compared with the specifications (via

 It seems that the tablet will also have available a pouch that includes a full keyboard:

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