Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Aakash : The most affordable tablet you can dream of

India got its dream tablet today.Government of India launched Aakash (earlier known as sakshat) a 7" inch tablet deemed to be World's cheapest pc, which is equipped with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a 366 Mhz processor. The 7-inch tablet has resistive multi-touch screen with 800x480 reolution and weighs 350 gm, 256 MB RAM and internal storage of 2GB flash memory. The Tablet also supports expendable memory of 32 GB and 2 USB ports.

The device will initially be made available to post-secondary students at a price of  Rs1150 only (50% subsidy)

The commercial version of Akash under the brand name of UbiSlate will be availabe in November at Rs 2999 will have an additional feature of cellular modem. If you want to use keyboard, you have to pay extra Rs 300 for a keyboard portfolio case.

Update : Co-Founder of Apple, Steve Jobs passes away on the day India launches its own tablet

Detailed specifications are as given under:


- Processor: 366 Mhz. Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor

- Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash

- Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported

- Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port

- Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack

- Display and Resolution: 7" display with 800x480 pixel resolution

- Input Devices: Resistive touch screen

- Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

- Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.


- OS: Android 2.2

- Document Rendering

- Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP

- PDF viewer, Text editor

- Multimedia and Image Display

- Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF

- Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA

- Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV

- Communication and Internet

- Web browser - Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant

- Separate application for online YouTube video

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