Interesting facts about the Indian Tablet-Aakash

As you might already be aware, India launched the world’s cheapest tablet earlier this month called ‘Aakash‘. The tablet actually costs a little over the rumored $35 price tag, $49.98 to be precise, but nonetheless is still the cheapest tablet the world has seen till date. But apart from the ‘cheapest tablet’ tag it has, what else do you know about Aakash? Did you know it was previously named ‘Sakshat‘ while it was still in production? No? Fear not, you’re at the right place as we’ll educate you on the not-so-widely-known facts of Aakash.

What is the difference between the student version and Commercial version of Aakash?

The commercial version of the tablet lets you make call and use GPRS connectivity whereas the student version of the tablet does not have both of those features. Rest all features are the same in both versions.

Where has the Aakash been manufactured?

A lot of people have been speculating that the device is been manufactured in China but this is not true. The device has been manufactured in India (Hyderabad).

Who is the manufacturer of Aakash?

M/s Datawind is the manufacturer of Aakash Tablet.


The Aakash can be upgraded to the Android OS 2.3

No Android Market

The Aakash does not have an android market as yet. Android market requires the device to be registered with Google. Talks with Google are going on for the same. In the meanwhile only educational apps will be available for the device. These apps will be free and will be available on Sakshat Website.

Tech Specs

Operating system : Android v2.2 OS
Processor : 366MHz processor
Display : 7-inch resistive display
Memory :
Internal storage up to 2GB
External storage up to 32GB via microSD card

Connectivity :
Two USB V2.0 ports Wi-Fi
GPRS( commercial version)
SIM card slot ( commercial version)

We hope to give you a review very soon!

Amazing iPhone 4 knock-off runs Android, is shamelessly named GooApple

When it comes to choosing a design and form-factor for a smartphone, you can’t beat what the iPhone 4 has to offer. Lauded by many as one of the finest pieces of work, the fine artwork demonstrated on the iPhone 4’s outer is something even rivals can’t stop admiring. But there’s a problem which Apple seems to be adamant on not changing — a closed ecosystem of iOS devices. This is were Google scores over Apple with its Android OS which is very lenient on newcomers and allows anyone to just step in and join the fun. But Google’s hardware has still got a lot of work to do before it’s appreciated by one and all. So does this mean we can’t enjoy a ‘perfect’ device that meets our hardware and software expectations exactly as we want it? No, not if this new-found KIRF is anything to go by.

Freakishly named GooApple, a new iPhone 4 knock-off has surfaced out of nowhere, sporting the exact same design and form-factor of the iPhone 4, but running Android OS 2.2 on the inside, giving you the best of both worlds.

This iPhone 4 clone sports a Qualcomm CPU, a 3.5″ touch screen (presumably not of Retina Display quality) and a 5mp rear shooter, with overall body measuring just 9.3mm in thickness. There also seems to be a front-facing camera going by the video (below), but nothing seems to be explicitly mentioned about it. The clone also has WiFi and GPS, just like the real thing does.

Coming to the software, the Android OS has been heavily skinned to look and feel just like Apple’s iOS, and they’ve done one hell of a job if the video (below) is anything to go by.

In all, we’re pretty satisfied with this KIRF, though the shanky name it’s got could have been better.

At present, there isn’t much information available on the GooApple website regarding price or availability of this GooApple 3G device, but once we get any more information we’ll keep you updated. It’ll be fun to play around with one of these devices 😀

Do you think Apple will take any legal action against GooApple? Google, i think, won’t.

IDENTIFIED: Real names of Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Flo Rida and several others…

While many celebrities like to hide their real name from the general public and like to be known by their stage name, fans of such celebrities on the other hand are always on the lookout of their real names. While some are easily known, thanks to Google and Wikipedia, others are usually a mystery which is hard to crack. But thankfully for you, we have list of the top 20 people whose real name is most searched. The results weren’t encouraging otherwise. Not here.

My real name is…

1. Martin Sheen real name (Ramon Estevez)

2. Lady Gaga real name (Stefani Germanotta)

3. Triple H real name (Paul Michael Levesque)

4. Meat Loaf real name (Marvin Lee Aday)

5. Nate Dogg real name (Nathaniel Hale)

6. Charlie Sheen real name (Carlos Estevez)

7. Pink real name (Alecia Moore)

8. Nicki Minaj real name (Onika Tanya Maraj)

9. Judy Garland real name (Frances Ethel Gumm)

10. Flo Rida real name (Tramar Dillard)

11. Miley Cyrus birth name (Destiny Hope Cyrus) [ O.o ]

12. Katy Perry real name (Katheryn Hudson)

13. Eminem real name (Marshall Mathers)

14. Snoop Dogg real name (Calvin Broadus)

15. John Wayne real name (Marion Morrison)

16. Fergie real name (Stacy Ann Ferguson)

17. Gene Simmons real name (Chaim Witz)

18. Wiz Khalifa real name (Cameron Thomaz)

19. Mark Twain real name (Samuel Clemens)

20. Dr. Seuss real name (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Via OMG Yahoo

Cristiano Ronaldo claims THIS as the best goal of his career till date (video)

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo believes that his strike against Zaragoza on Sunday was the best goal he has scored so far.

The Portuguese midfielder struck a ferocious free-kick from around 25 yards out after 44 minutes to give his side a 2-0 lead. Goals from Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria either side of the Ronaldo thunderbolt sealed three points for Jose Mourinho’s troops against rock bottom Zaragoza, who responded via Gabi’s 54th-minute penalty.

“My goal is a sign that the team is working hard,” the 25-year-old is quoted as saying by Madrid’s official website. “It was one of the best goals of my career.

“We are playing well. I wouldn’t have been able to score had my team-mates not provoked the foul. I am pleased. We want to extend this winning streak as long as we can.”

“That is when we started to play better. It wasn’t an easy match. They started off strong, but [Mesut] Oezil’s goal served us well and helped us take control.”

Real are just two points off Barcelona, who are showing no signs of slipping up after spanking Real Sociedad 5-0 at the weekend.

Via EspnStar

Here’s a slightly longer version…

Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos deliberate Red Card (video)

This new controversy seems to be the next big thing to rock world football. While Real Madrid easily beat Ajax 4-0 in the Champions League group stage match on Tuesday night, the match was marred with controversy when Real duo Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos appeared to have been instructed to get themselves sent off purposely by master tactician Jose Mourinho. UEFA is currently investigating the matter. You can witness the controversy yourself in the video below (watch it now before the video is removed).

BREAKING: A sneak-peak at Sony’s ‘PlayStation Phone’

Whoa! A PlayStation phone from Sony Ericsson! We’ve all heard about it, but now we know its for real. How are we so sure? The groundbreaking phone has been confirmed as real by Engadget, who boast this news comes from “multiple, trusted sources” and “people much more closely connected to the project“. At present there is not much info available on the phone apart from that it is codenamed “Zeus” and that it runs on Android 2.x (3.o should hopefully be the version which is shipped).

And oh yeah…when confronted, Sony gave us their trademark reply that it “doesn’t respond to rumor and speculation“.

To know slightly more, head over to Engadget!

Real Madrid Foundation to open its First Academy in India

Real Madrid have announced officially through their website that their first foundation academy will kick start in India. A letter of intent was signed earlier this week for the academy to be located in Kolkata.

The website reveals:

Kolkata will be the first city in India to have a Real Madrid Social and Sports Academy. The Foundation’s Managing Director Julio Gonzalez Ronco and the President of the Institute for Indian Mother & Child (I.I.M.C Spain), Jose Muriana Jimenez, have already signed a letter of intent.

The Real Madrid Foundation project is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2011. The academy will be located at Kheadah’s School in South Kolkata. At the moment, the school has 450 students, 185 of which are girls.

The signing of the letter of intent took place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The Mayor of Santa Cruz de la Zarza (Toledo), Roman Muñoz Sanchez, also attended the event, as he will contribute financially to the project.

Spurs confirm Van Der Vaart deal for €11 million

The news has come in that Rafael van der Vaart’s move to White Hart Lane with Tottenham has gone through, despite some late technical issues reported earlier.

The Dutchman had been deemed surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu and with the window about to latch shut, Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp was able to pull off a fabulous deal.

The Premier League said in a statement: “The Premier League can confirm the transfer of Rafael van der Vaart’s registration from Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur.”

It is not the first time the Premier League have assessed whether a transfer has been completed before the deadline.

In February 2009, they took a day to sanction Andrei Arshavin’s move to Arsenal.

A year earlier, Manchester City were unable to formally announce the signing of Benjani Mwaruwari’s from Portsmouth for almost a week due to a wrangle over whether the paperwork had been submitted before the deadline.

Tottenham announced: “We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Rafael van der Vaart.”

Van der Vaart himself was ecstatic with his move.

“Four years at Spurs, for €11 million, I can hardly believe it myself,” Van der Vaart told De Telegraaf. “It’s a pity I cannot now play against Ajax in the Champions League but I will get to face FC Twente.”

The speed of a deal came as a surprise to the player, who said: “The interest from Tottenham came very quick and I did not have much time to think. But I want to play football again and if possible every week, with a beautiful club. I ‘m totally happy.”

Van der Vaart has played in Netherlands, Germany and Spain and is now looking forward to a new chapter in his career.

“I am excited about playing in England. Whether it suits my style remains to be seen, but I think a good footballer can adapt and I am very proud of this transfer.”

Van der Vaart helped Holland reach this summer’s World Cup final but struggled to establish himself at Real after joining them two years ago.

The midfielder came through the ranks at Ajax and won two league titles before moving to Hamburg in 2005.

He was the Bundesliga side’s leading scorer in his first season and went on to captain them before joining Real. He has won 83 caps for Holland, scoring 16 goals and representing his country at two European Championships and two World Cups.

The midfielder technically becomes Redknapp’s second deadline-day signing.

Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa finally completed his season-long loan move Spartak Moscow yesterday afternoon, with the north Londoners thought to have an option to make the deal permanent.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp last night revealed he was alerted to the availability of Holland star Van de Vaart just two hours before the window closed at 6pm.

Redknapp claimed the 27-year-old had been set to join Bayern Munich for £18million on Monday but the move broke down.

He said on Sky Sports News: “We are waiting to see if it has all gone through and we are hoping it has.

“It’s something to do with clearance.

“I think he was going to Bayern Munich yesterday for £18million and suddenly he became much cheaper.

“They let me know around 4pm that he was available for £8million and, for that money, he is a top player who will definitely improve us.

“The fee has come crashing down because the deadline is so close.

“He’s a great passer of the ball, he’s a top footballer, he will join in here and be a big plus for us.”

Madrid claimed they had met the deadline for the transfer of Van der Vaart and also denied Redknapp’s assertion the player was subject of an £18million bid from Bayern.

Sporting director Miguel Pardeza told his club’s official website, “Real Madrid met all the deadlines regarding the transfer of Van der Vaart.

“It’s now up to the Premier League to accept the signing so that we can make it official.

“It is absolutely false that Real Madrid received a 21million euro offer from Bayern Munich for Van der Vaart.

“In fact, the German team never showed an interest to sign the player, so the allegations made in England have greatly surprised us.”

Source: EspnStar

Real Madrid complete Mesut Ozil signing; Ozil: Mourinho is why i joined Real

Werder Bremen have confirmed Mesut Ozil has joined Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around 15 million euros.

Bremen turned down an offer from the Spanish giants on Friday but have now reached an agreement which satisfies their demands for a player who would have otherwise been available for free when his contract expires 12 months later.

Mesut Ozil, one of the stars of the World Cup in South Africa, will undergo a medical in the Spanish capital tomorrow.

The 21-year-old did not take part in the Bundesliga club’s final training session ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Sampdoria this afternoon.

Madrid also confirmed the deal, and Bremen’s director of sport Klaus Allofs said: “We are respecting the player’s wishes to take the next step in his career immediately.”

Allofs had opened up new contract talks with the Germany international a year ago, but the player officially rejected the club’s final offer prior to the World Cup.

From that moment, it was clear Bremen would be forced to sell the 21-year-old, who only had a year left to run on the three-year deal he signed when he arrived from Schalke in 2008, otherwise they would have lost him on a free transfer next summer.

Words to that effect from Ozil’s father, who told Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper today that his son will be moving to Real Madrid “in any case”, may have spurred Bremen on to accept Real’s improved offer.

That transfer has now gone through, however, with Ozil, who played 71 times for Bremen, scoring 12 goals, now set to play in the Champions League for Real.

Ozil was a key member of the Germany squad which finished third at the World Cup in South Africa and his performances there will have convinced Real coach Jose Mourinho to make him his second signing from the Germany national team this summer after spending 14 million euros for Sami Khedira from Stuttgart.

Ozil: Mourinho is why I joined Real

Mesut Ozil revealed that the main factor behind his move to Real Madrid was coach Jose Mourinho.

The Spanish giants announced the signing of the highly rated midfielder from Werder Bremen on Tuesday afternoon after finally convincing the Bundesliga club to let their star go for around 15 million euros.

Ozil had been hotly chased by top clubs such as Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United after rising to fame in the World Cup.

But it was Real Madrid who had the last laugh after finally securing his signature.

The 21-year-old is already looking forward his new career at the Bernabeu and thanked his former club for developing him into the player he is today.

“It is the next step in my career,” the he told Germany Sky.

“I had wonderful years here [at Werder Bremen].

“The coach [Mourinho] wanted me. Real are a strong team but I need not be afraid.”

Ozil will be officially unveiled as a Madrid player on Wednesday at the Bernabeu.

Via: EspnStar

Real Madrid snap up Chelsea’s Ricardo Carvalho

Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho will join Real Madrid after both teams agreed to the deal last night.

The Blues confirmed they have agreed terms for the sale of the Portugal international defender, while Madrid revealed Carvalho will join on a two-year deal.

A Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm it has agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Ricardo Carvalho.

“The transfer is subject to a medical and the player agreeing personal terms.

“Chelsea would like to thank Riccy for his six years of service, and we wish him well in his future career.”

Carvalho joins up with former boss Jose Mourinho, with whom he worked so successfully at both Porto and Chelsea.

The 32-year-old centre-half heads to the Spanish capital – reportedly for a fee of around 8million euros – on the back of a hugely impressive World Cup showing in which Portugal conceded just one goal.

A Madrid statement read: “Real Madrid CF and FC Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ricardo Carvalho.

“The player will be linked to Real Madrid CF the next two seasons.”

This comes as a major blow for Chelsea, who have lost each of their last 4 games, including the 1-3 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the Community Shield.

The Blues begin their title defense at home against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 14th August, 2010.

Credits: EspnStar

Cristiano Ronaldo: Reds return possible in future

Goal-den boy: Cristiano Ronaldo scored in Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Xerez on Saturday

Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested he could return to Manchester Unitedone day, despite leaving the club for Real Madrid last summer. Ronaldo spent six productive years at Old Trafford, winning three Premier Leaguetitles, the Champions League and numerous other trophies and personal honours, before moving to Madrid for a world record £80m.

The Portuguese attacker has settled well in the Spanish capital, scoring 11 goals in 13 league appearances and four in six in Europe. Last night he struck twice in quick succession to seal Madrid’s 3-0 victory at bottom club Xerez.

“Of course I miss playing for Manchester United,” Ronaldo told The News of the World. “I played there for six years and that’s a long time.

“I am still interested in watching Manchester United and, you never know, maybe in the future I could return to play there. It’s always possible.”

Ronaldo has a long-term contract at his boyhood club Madrid which he has no intention of breaking, but he stressed his fondness for Sir Alex Ferguson, his former United team-mates and the club itself.

“I want to fulfil my contract here but, in the future, only God knows,” Ronaldo added. “I will not say I am not happy here at Real Madrid.

“I am really happy and everyone knows this is my club but, of course, I miss Manchester United, the boss, the players, because I left family there.”

Credits: The Guardian

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