College libraries plan to go digital thanks to Aakash
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The Aakash tablet which is also touted as the cheapest tablet was reported to be sold out with a report released in December 2011. There might be a lot of consumers who were planning to get one but were not lucky enough.
But now there is another chance for those to get a chance to use this tablet as it will soon be made available on rent in college libraries in India. The duration of the renting will be decided by the college authorities.
The Indian government wants Aakash to reach all 220 million schools and college students. This will really be a great challenge for the Indian government to provide these tablets for such a huge number of institutions. These tables will be filled with data related to science, engineering and humanities.
It has also been reported that 10,000 units were launched since its launch. However, some of the students who got one of the tablets had complained about its processor to be a slow and resistive touch of the tablet’s screen.
Aakash has been jointly made by the Indian government and the Canadian based DataWind, which is manufactured by the India-based company Quad. The next model or another upgraded version of the same tablet is on the way to the market. It is called the Ubislate 7 and it is projected to manufacture in early 2012.
This model will be mainly from DataWind and will be only about $10 higher than Aakash tablet.