Datawind targets 15million Aakash sales this year

DataWind, the developers of Aakash expects to sell about 15 million units of their tablet in 2012
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

DataWind, the Canadian company which has developed the Aakash, the touted cheapest tablet, expects to sell about 15 million devices to individuals, corporate buyers and HRD ministry of India, in 2012.

The Company has already received orders from the Ministry of Human Resources and Development to supply the Aakash tablet. The ministry is expected to buy around 10million devices this year.

DataWind also has plans to release this product in some other countries like Egypt, Thailand, Panama, Sri Lanka and even Brazil. If the device is made available in these countries they have a probability of a good sales figure.

The Aakash is priced at Rs 2,499 ($47) with about $4 off shipping charge, while booking the tablet online. There is also an option available in which one can pay the cash on delivery.

The Tablet is equipped with a 7inch touch screen and features 256 megabytes of RAM, and is powered by Android 2.2 version. It runs on an ARM 11 processor and is also equipped with two USB ports. It is capable of supporting HD-quality video.

The battery equipped with this tablet is able to run the device for only about 1.5 hours. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-01- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)