World’s cheapest Android tablet from India

by HEMANTH KUMAR on October 5, 2011

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Long waited India‚Äôs cheapest tablet Aakash (not  Sakshat) is launched today. The tablet runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system and has 366MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, two USB ports, 2GB inbuilt storage, 32GB expandable memory slot, 7 inch resistive touch screen and weighs 350 gm. The tablet is available for students at subsidised price of $35 and available at retail stores from November at the price of $60 (2,999 INR).

The tablet is developed by Datawind, an UK based company for Indian government. In retail version there will be inbuilt cellular  modem and SIM to access internet, which will not be available in $35 students version.  Both versions have Wi-Fi connectivity and Cloud storage. Check the official site here.

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With an additional Rs 300, you can get a carrying case with keyboard. You can see Aaaksh (Ubislate) with carrying case in the picture above.

Specifications:

Hardware:

– Processor: 366 Mhz. 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

– Display and Resolution: 7" display with 800×480 pixel resolution

– Input Devices: Resistive touch screen

– Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

– Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.

Software:

– 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

* 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

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