Worlds cheapest tablet: Aakash for Rs. 2999!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011: Aakash, the world's cheapest tablet device, has been in the news since it was announced by the Indian Government in 2009. The Android-powered device has already created much buzz in the technology arena with its price tag, which is the lowest ever for any computer worldwide. It has been able to evoke a lot of interest among world leaders and international organisations as well.

Designed and developed by Datawind in partnership with IIT Rajasthan, under the HRD ministry’s National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT), the device has now been made available for all. Datawind has started booking of Aakash, aka Ubislate 7. The 17.8 cm (7-inch) tablet runs Android 2.2 OS and is priced at Rs 2,999.


* Unbeatable Price: Only Rs 2,999 for the UbiSlate, Monthly Internet charges: Rs 98 / 2GB

* High Quality Web Anytime and Anywhere: Connect via GPRS or WiFi, GPRS: Embedded modem eliminates the need for external dongles and allows Internet access everywhere, WiFi: Allows fast Youtube videos at hotspots, Fast Web access even on GPRS networks, across the country using DataWind’s patented acceleration technology, Web, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and much much more!

* Multimedia Powerhouse: HD Quality Video

* Watching movies in the palm of your hand on a 17.8-cm (7-inch) screen, Audio library software helps manage your full collection of songs

* Applications Galore with Android 2.2: Games, Productivity software: Office suite, Educational software, Over 150,000 apps!

* Full sized-USB port and Micro-SD slot: Expand memory to 32GB, Use any ordinary pen-drive, Even plug-in a 3G dongle

* And It’s a Phone!


* Hardware:

o Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor

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

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

o Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 2 Standard USB port

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

o Display and Resolution: 17.8-cm (7-inch) display with 800x480 pixel resolution

o Input Devices: Resistive touch screen

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

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

* Software:

o OS: Android 2.2

o Document Rendering

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

* PDF viewer, Text editor

* Multimedia and Image Display

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

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

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

* Communication and Internet

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

o Separate application for online YouTube video

o Safety and other standards compliance

* CE certification / RoHS certification

o Other: Additional Web Browser: UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.


* Full set of accessory options:

o Car charger

o External antenna

o Keyboard case

* Convert it into a laptop!

Via Efytimes.