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Government To Launch $35 Tablet On Oct 5

KDroid

Cyborg Agent
I wish Students from institutes such as IITs get preference. I've got enough contacts (Cousins & Friends) in IITs to get one! :D
 

niceboy

Hosting Specialist
Nobody knows the specs, Doubt how good it will be compared to the commercially available ones in the market!
 

Sumeet_naik

It doesn't matter!
Edited to put the exact price.

Price at which govt gets it. - Rs 2276
Govt gives to student at - 1138
Mfg cost of the tablet - 2276
First lot given to student at - 1750
Commercial version which arrives in november costs 2999.
Plans to bring the cost down to 500rs in future.
 
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thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
Sumeet_naik said:
Heard a few months back that cost
jumped from $35 to $65.
Very Interesting.
Looks like myths, rumours have already started leading to confusion about this product has already started :D

I really hope the students get this first. Atleast before the Hardware reviewers around the world :wink:
 

Sumeet_naik

It doesn't matter!
Very Interesting.
Looks like myths, rumours have already started leading to confusion about this product has already started :D

I really hope the students get this first. Atleast before the Hardware reviewers around the world :wink:

It was in some newspaper, and I found it from a friend on twitter..
already started
They have been around for longer than that..
 

KDroid

Cyborg Agent
Wait till 2:30 pm :)

Watch NDTV. The Name of the tablet is Aakash. :)

and it's $50 ! :)

Confirmed Specs:

Name: Akaash (Not Sakshat as was originally called)
Manufacturer: Datawind
Price : Rs 2,276 (about $50) :D
Dimensions: 190.5x118.5x15.7mm
Screen: 7" resistive
Weighs: 350gms
Operating System: Android 2.2 (Doesn’t have Android Marketplace has Getjar instead)
Processor: 366MHz :lol:
Wi-fi enabled only
Connectivity: 2 full USB ports
Memory: 256MB RAM
Storage: 2GB Flash memory + 2GB Micro SD card (expandable to 32GB)
Battery: 2100mAh (Lasts 1.5 to 2 hours when watching HD videos & 3 hours on average use) :lol:

The screen's so pathetic that the officials who were demonstrating it had to tap twice or thrice every time. :lol:
 
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ash2win

Broken In
India launches “worlds cheapest” Tablet computer for 35$

Specifications:

Dimensions: 190.5×118.5×15.7mm
Screen: 7″ resistive touchscreen with 800×480 pixel resolution
Weighs: 350gms
Processor: 366MHz (a dedicated HD processor for 1080p videos)
Memory: 256MB RAM
Storage: 2GB Micro SD card (expandable to 32GB)
Network:WiFi(GPRS & 3G options)
Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
USB ports: Two full sized
Battery: 2100mAh (Lasts 1.5 to 2 hours when watching HD videos & 3 hours on average use)
Software :
Operating System: Android 2.2 – Froyo (Doesn’t have Android Marketplace has Getjar instead)
Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
Browser: Datawind Accelerated web browser(HD video playback & HD quality video streaming)
Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV

India launches "worlds cheapest" Android Tablet computer for 35$ | Mylifeonline
 
So its finally out. Any official website or how to procure it or some info like that ??

For the resolution of screen, it does seem underpowered CPU-wise. But if it does read 100MB scanned PDF files, I'll be happy :D
 
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