World’s cheapest tablet ‘Aakash’ launched by the Indian Government

The Indian Government today has launched ‘Aakash’, the world’s cheapest Android running 7-inch tablet. Developed by the IIT Rajasthan, the tablet will be available to students at $35 (Rs. 1700 after subsidy).

The specs of the tablet are as below:
  • Android 2.2
  • 7 inch resistive touchscreen
  • 366 MHz Connexant processor with graphics accelerator
  • 256 MB RAM and 2GB Flash memory, expandable to 32GB
  • 2 USB ports
  • Micro-SD slot
  • 3.5mm jack
  • WiFi
Manufactured by Datawind (A UK based company), a commercial version of the tablet dubbed as UBSLATE will also be launched for retail consumers. The UBSLATE is priced at Rs. 2999 and will have the same features as above. It’ll also have an inbuilt cellular modem which will allow retail consumers to have GPRS connectivity along with Wi-Fi. The ‘Aakash’ version will not have this modem but only Wi-Fi.

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