FINALLY. Finally the Aakash tablet is arriving. The $35 cheapest tablet in the world is arriving in India next month.
Datawind, the maker behind the low cost Aakash tablet, said it has began the supply of it to IIT Bombay, and the device is likely to be launched next month, in October.
Datawind added further that the exact date of launching is yet not been known at his end but the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal wants to launch this low cost student tablet on October 5, the anniversary date of the device.
Datawind CEO Sunit Singh said his company has started with the supply part of the Aakash 2 tablet since last one and a half month.
It is learned the company is delivering up to 2000 units of Aakash each day to IIT Bombay.
This is the second version of Aakash tablet with better battery, capacitive touch screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. Even though the tablet is much improved than the original Aakash, but the price of it remains the same. The other features of it are ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory and a SIM slot for data and voice.
Aakash created too much of buzz when it was first announced by the Indian government, but now it is too late for it to re-create the buzz.