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Akash- The Tablet

UbiSlate7.jpg (252×407)The Aakash is an Android tablet computer jointly developed by the London-based company Data Wind with the Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan. It is manufactured by the India-based company Quad, at a new production centre in Hyderabad, with a trial run of 100,000 units. The tablet was officially launched as the Aakash in New Delhi on October 5, 2011. A substantially upgraded second-generation model called UbiSlate 7+ is projected for manufacture starting in early 2012.

The Aakash tablet is getting sold like hot cakes. It has attracted a lot of attention due to its low cost. The tablet is completely touch screen. It has enough RAM to support study materials,YouTube videos, and good configuration which is what the school going students want. And all this in reasonable price is what makes Aakash a boon for them. Aakash tablet supports a number of file formats for images, videos and audios. As government is sponsoring the tablet on behalf of Datawind, we can be assured of good services. But as said every coin has two sides, Aakash tablet too has its pros and cons. It gets heated up too quickly. Non -availability of inbuilt webcam is another disadvantage. And finally customer care centres are yet to opened.. Despite all these disadvantages if you want to get maximum value of your money then it is better to wait for the improved version of Aakash which would be introduced on April 2. It will have better configuration, powerful battery, inbuilt camera, full access to android and much more. The best part of it being that it will cost same as Aakash tablet 1. So Aakash is really a high tech gizmo for people of all strata and would really help in promoting education.

By January 3, 2012 1.4 million online orders for the Aakash had been received. The device was initially called the Sakshat tablet, later changed to Aakash, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Akasha with several related meanings, ether, empty space, and outer space. The word in Hindi means "sky".


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