Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee launched worldâ€™s cheapest tablet, the Aakash 2 at Rs. 1,130. The Aakash 2 is the upgraded and the 2nd version of the Aakash, which was launched earlier in October 2011.
In fact, the real price of the tablet is Rs. 2,263 at which government purchases the device from the manufacturer, DataWind. DataWind is an English manufacturing company that produces tablets and wireless web access products.
â€œThe price is Rs. 2,263 at which the government purchases the device from us. The government subsidises it by 50 per cent and it will be distributed to students at Rs. 1,130,â€ said CEO of DataWind, Mr. Suneet Tuli.
The India government plans to provide 22 crores of Aakash 2 tablets in the country by the next 5 years.
The first version of the Aakash tablet that unveiled last year was a pure failure and the company was a lot criticized for tabâ€™s inefficiencies and several drawbacks.
Talking on its details and technical specifications, the Aakash comes with a 7-inch capacitative touch screen. It is powered by a 1 GHz processor along with 512 MB RAM. Googleâ€™s Android v4.0 is the OS of the Aakash. The consortium ensures a battery backup up to 3 hours with a standard Li-ion 3000 mAh.
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