Thursday, 6 October 2011

Cheapest TABLET "AKASH" !

            Today's topic is on CHEAPEST TABLET having made of india tag,we all feel very proud to know that the cheapest tablet in this world is having MADE IN INDIA tag and for a change it is not having MADE  IN CHINA tag. so once again India has produced engineering marvel to the world,but I can tell you that there can be many such marvels only if our Government strives for it. so surprisingly this tablet is made with the help of Government but if they can achieve this feat then if they work more in this field then for sure it would prove helpful to our nation. so moving on to our topic I would like to say that this seems to be the tablet which being cheaper is having many features which would surprise many I think.
       so moving on lets name features it contains:-

While it was once projected as a laptop computer, it is actually a tablet computing device. At the inauguration of the national Mission on Education Programme organized by the Union HRD Ministry in 2009, joint secretary N. K. Sinha had said that the computing device is 10 inches (which is around 25.5cm) long and 5 inches (12.5cm) wide and priced at around $30. However, he refused to comment as to why was it being projected as a laptop when it was not.India's Human Resource Development Minister, Kapil Sibal unveiled a prototype on July 22, 2010. The price of the device exhibited was projected to be around $35 per piece, gradually dropping down to $20 and ultimately to $10 each.

Prototype of Aakash
DeveloperDataWind, Canada and DataWind, India
ManufacturerDataWind, UK 
Release date2011
Introductory priceINR1,300 (US$28.99) ;INR2,250 (US$50.18)per unit cost to government ;retail price = INR2,999 (US$66.88)
Operating systemAndroid 2.2
Power2-3 hours. Internal rechargeable non-removable lithium-polymer battery
CPU366 MHz processor ;on chip Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
Storage capacity2GB (Internal)Flash memory, expandable upto 32 GBmicroSD
Memory256 MB LP-DDR2/DDR2
Display7-inch ; 800x480 resolution
InputMulti-touch resistive touchscreen display,headset controls
ConnectivityWi-Fi connectivity ;GPRS
Online services1 year warranty
Weight350 gm


  • 7-inch 800x480 resistive touchscreen 
  • Rugged casing with a rubberized feel
  • Wi-Fi enabled (802.11 a/b/g WiFi)
  • Mini and full USB
  • miniSD card slot
  • Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card) slot
  • Video out
  • Headphone jack
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 2 GB of storage memory. 32 GB Expandable microSD memory card. 
  • 2 Watts of power consumption with solar charging option
  • 366 MHz + HD video co-processor
  • Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
  • Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800x480 pixel resolution


  • Android 2.2 operating system
  • Document Rendering
  • Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
  • Educational software developed at Indian Institute of Technology
  • Web browsing, video conferencing and word processing software
  • 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
  • Web browser - Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant
  • Separate application for online YouTube video
  • Safety and other standards compliance
  • CE certification / RoHS certification
  • 150000+ applications

  • Car charger
  • External antenna
  • Keyboard case
  • Convert it into a laptop

The Aakash Ubislate tablet has not yet reached the market, however you can book one by entering your details over here ( You can also call toll free number 1800-180-2180 for more details.