As you all are aware of Aakash Tablet, the most cheapest tablet in the world, which is made in India. Besides all these things what all you know about it. Here are some more facts that we are going to share about this tablet.
How it Started ?
Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resourced Development with his team including some experts decided to make the cheapest tablet for the students. Over 20 different countries tried to make this possible, but it got succeeded in India. There was not a exact launch date of it but people were aware that it will will be introduced in 2011, though it was going to be launched in starting of year 2011 but due to few reasons it got delayed (The reason was it wasn’t working properly in the starting and few more things.) and was launched on October 2011 as promised by Mr. Kapil Sibal.
How its made ?
A UK based company name Datawind is making this product. According to the CEO of Datawind Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli they are developing this they design this tablet. Just for making this tablet Datawind has setuped Manufacturing Company in Hyderabad, India
Is it really Made in India ?
Made in India doesn’t means all the parts are made in India, there are almost 800 components in Aakash. The most expensive part which is screen it comes from South Korea, Micro Processor comes from United States somes of the parts also comes from India and china. When all the components comes to India its been assembled here in India. So being assembled here in India and the Manfacturing company being setuped here in India its been called a Made in India Product. It also been stated by Mr. Sibal that it will be a worldwide product soon, as they are working on it. First of all they just wanted to make this sucessfull here in India. Mr. Sibal also thinking with Ministry of communication and information and Technology to setup wifi system across the country, which could be come up in next academic year. By which it will be easy to connect Tablet with Internet. Well you can also use your sim card with a data of 2GB which costs Rs 98/month, it will also function like a phone.
The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) has proposed 18 different line items for content creation. All content that is created under this Mission needs to meet the following criteria:
- It should be related to education delivery.
- It should involve faculty from different institutions
- All IP (Intellectual Property) created under projects funded by this Mission will vest with MHRD
- All content should be created using open-source software.
- All content created under this Mission is for open access by all and cannot be charged for in any way
Aakash Tablet Ubislate7 Specifications
- Processor: 366 Mhz 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
- Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800×480 pixel resolution
- Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
- Connectivity and Networking: WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
- Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.
- 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
If you are thinking to buy it then pre-order has already been started, but if you want it with student discount price then you need to contact your school/college Principal at a price of around Rs 1700 – 1800. Here is the toll free number if you make a pre order via phone or want to know more details about it 1800-180-2180.
What’s your views on it? I am waiting when the wifi connectivity will hit all over India 🙂