You were amazed by the launch of Amazon kindle with a price of $200. And also Apple iPad might be the the tablet you were thinking of buying or any other. But India releases its own tablet version and that's a cheapest of all naming it "Aakash Tablet.
Yes $35 is the price of this all new tablet for students and for the general public its just $60. Comparing the price of all the tablets in the world this tablet is the cheapest of all. Including all the features it just cost so less.
The Government of India has launched this tablet on October 5,2011 naming it "Akash" which means "SKY" in English. With its previos prototype name as "Sakshat" which means "Embodiment", it was renamed on its launching.
This tablet was designed and developed by Indian Institute of technology in partner with a British company DataWind.
In 2009, Indian government introduced its concept of $10 tablet with a goal of providing the technology to every citizen in INDIA. It will also connect more than 25,000 colleges and more than 400 universities on the continent.
So what this tablet offers? lets have a look on this features.
- A 7-inch touchscreen panel with rugged casing giving you rubberized feeling and 800x480 pixel resolution.
- WiFi enabled (802.11 a/b/g WiFi).
- Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
- Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
- Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
- Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
- Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
- Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.
- Operating System: Android 2.2 Froyo
- 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
- CE certification / RoHS certification
- 150000+ applications
This tablet akash has to offer more in coming days and may provide India and its citizens to have a gadget to connect to the world right from their hands. With India becoming one of the largest mobile user markets, this tablet will be surely useful in making gadget-powers.