Aakash now available online, upgrade model available for pre-order
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Finally the cheapest tablet ever the Aakash, has been released. Although it was earlier told to be sold for $35 but now as it is being launched actually reached to a mark of $47 mark. It is actually manufactured by a Canadian company called DataWind.
Aakash is only a lower or a toned down version of DataWind’s Ubislate 7 tablet. It is actually released by the Indian Government for the Students so can be also called as the Student version of Ubislate 7.
The Aakash is powered by an Android 2.2 version and runs on an ARM 11 a 366MHz processor. And it is an only Wi-Fi version. Currently this model is for sale only in India at a price of Rs 2500 ($47). This super cheap device is made and assembled completely in India. It contains a 2100mAh battery.
However, the Ubislate 7 is still a few weeks away for its launch. It is expected to be launched by the end of January and they have already started taking pre-orders. This model is an upgraded version and is priced at Rs2,999 ($57).
This model will be powered by an Android 2.3 version and will run on a Cortex A8 processor, which is capable of providing a speed of 700Mhz. This model will be capable of providing a Wi-Fi and GPRS connections. It also gets a 3G capability and can even work as a phone. It will be running on a 3200mAh battery.
The Aakash is available only through online and users get a lot of options to pay but the best I found is pay on delivery. The company even promises to deliver the tablet within a week from order.