The world’s cheapest tablet-Aakash(made by the Indian Government) is now available for sale online. It cost Rs.2500 and will be delivered within one weeks time.Cash on delivery is the payment mode that is currently being accepted and I feel thats the best mode as far as India goes where online banking is not so famous as it is in Europe and United States.
Complete specs of the Aakash are as below-
- Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator & HD Video processor
- Memory : 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
- Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
- Peripherals: 2 Standard USB port
- Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
- Display and Resolution: 7 display with 800×480 pixel resolution
- OS: Android 2.2
- Document Rendering
- Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
- PDF viewer, Text editor
- Multimedia and Image Display
- Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
- Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
- Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
- Communication and Internet
- Separate application for online YouTube video
- Safety and other standards compliance
- CE certification / RoHS certification
You could find some interesting facts about the Aakash here.
You can also pre-order the upgraded version of Aakash which is the Ubislate 7 which costs Rs.2999 and will be available in late January.The Ubislate 7 comes with a Cortex A8 – 700 Mhz microprocessor,Sim card slot(you can make and receive calls),android 2.3 and GPRS.
Unfortunately for people in the other countries the Aakash is available for sale in India only.Better luck next time though.