Indian students get $25 tablet

Aakash 2 Android tablet launched by India's Ministry of Human Resource Development

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Indian students get $25 tablet The Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci is the commercial version of the Aakash 2.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 12, 2012

Students in India will be able to get hold of a tablet PC for under $25, with the official launch of the Aakash 2 tablet.

The Aakash 2, from UK company Datawind, is being sold to the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) for Rs 2,263 ($43), but will be available to students at the lower price of Rs 1,130 ($24.65), after government subsidies, according to

The Akash 2 is the successor to the Aakash low cost tablet, which was released one year ago, but did not win favour due to low specs and problems between Datawind and its local partner. The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) took over the partner role in March this year, with plans to provide

The new model includes improved features including 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 7 inch capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 resolution, running Android 4.0, forward facing camera, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of internal memory, and offers four hour battery life.

A commercial version of the Aakash 2, the UbiSlate 7Ci is available to Rs 3,500 ($64).

2214 days ago

i am Rajinder verma my akash tablet payment in march but till date i have no received my booking no id is PM5F6C78432 PAYMENT IS PAID BY CHEQUE AND RECEVIVED THE PAYMENT IN YOUR ACCOUNT BY CHEQUE IS DRAW BUT TABLET IS NOT DELEIVERED AS ON WHAT IS THE MATTER PLEASE CALL ME 9041280327, 9463460836,9888263995 OR MAILE ME DETAILED i am trying to so many times mail and so many time call on phone no 01832708510 but there is no response when is delivered tablet please inform me

2218 days ago

This news was spreading like anything but no result. I don't know students in tamilnadu will get this chance to buy. If so then government should take steps to send circular thru schools and colleges.
This is another potential threat for IT scam!!! Watch out guys!!!

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