Aakash is now up for pre-order at $61
UPDATE: I got a reply from sales(at)datawind.com with various inquiries. This could be a genuine site after all, although we are little perplexed about the reason for such a hastily put site.
Aakash is the cheapest tablet ever has been launched by the Indian Government a week ago. The tab is designed and manufactured by Canada’s Datawind limited in partnership with the Indian government. Although the government aims to sell the device only at $35 to the students, Datawind also decides to make it available commercially for other consumers at a price of 2,999 ($61 approx.).
A few websites may be from Datawind as it says having put up some details of the tablet along with a booking window. This site calls the tablet as Ubislate 7 as it has a 7inch display which is capable of providing a resolution of 800 x 480pixels.
According to the website, Ubislate7 is powered by Android 2.2 and a processor with a graphics accelerator and HD Video processing capability. A 256MB RAM is also equipped with the device along with a 2GB flash storage. An external microSD port for storage can also be added which can be extended up to 32GB.
Some other specifications included are 2 standard USB ports, GPRS and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g. An audio in jack and an audio out jack are also provided. The Battery provided is said to have enough capability to run the device up to 180 minutes.
As this device will be running on an Android 2.2 OS, so definitely it will have the capability of running most of the Android applications.
Although a lot of information is provided on this website but still the site does not look as an official site as there are a lot of footer links on the site with different names, but all of the sites have the same information within them only with different portal or design. The images on these sites are changed but the data included are almost the same. It really got me confused if this site is real or fake?