Aakash sold out, an upgraded version up for pre-ordering

Aakash, the cheapest tablet sold out in only one week from launch, while the UbiSlate7 is up for the pre-orders on their official website

The world’s cheapest tablet is sold out only in its first week. The Aakash tablet which is also touted to be the cheapest tablet in the world was released just about a week ago. It was on sale through their own online retailer, which now has reported to have sold out all the tablets.

This tablet is manufactured and marketed by DataWind with the help of Indian Government. DataWind have now highlighted its UbiSlate7, an upgraded version of the Aakash tablet which is available for the pre-booking on their website.

The Aakash tablet was priced at around Rs2500 ($47) and the online users had a chance to book Aakash as it was available only through their official site which also promised a delivery period of seven days. Although the number of devices booked is not disclosed but the overwhelming response of the consumer is evident. Earlier they had announced availability of around 30,000 tablets.

The UbiSlate7 is scheduled for launch in January and will have a price tag of Rs2999 ($57). This model will have a few upgrades from the Aakash tablet which also includes an upgraded Android version. Along with the OS it also has Wi-Fi and 3G, with its SIM functionality.

It is estimated that In India, about 8000 tablets are sold every day. Now with the arrival of the Aakash and the UbiSlate7 approaching the figures are definitely going to change as these low cost models are already starting to fill up the void spaces in the market.

We can also consider the massive response received by the Aakash, will also be quite the same or may be more for the UbiSlate7 as it is more upgraded than the earlier version. Until now no confirmation has been made by DataWind about the availability of the Aakash.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-12-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)