Cheapest Tablet of the World
The low cost tablet, Aakash was unveiled in October 2011. Indian government has ordered 100,000 of these tablets and looking at 10 million in the coming years and expect to bring down the cost. It costs Indian Rupees 2,250, US$ 45. Read on to know more.
World’s cheapest tablet is Aakash. Aakash is an Android tablet computer jointly developed by DataWind with the Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan and manufactured by the India-based company Quad, at a new production centre in Hyderabad. The device was developed as part of the country’s aim to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program.
If you look at its specifications, the 7-inch Android 2.2 touch screen tablet is worth more than its value. It has high definition video co-processor, Wi-fi connectivity support for 3G modems, 256 MB of RAM, two full-sized USB ports for pen drives, a 32 GB expandable memory slot, external keyboards, web-cams, dongles and other peripherals.
Other features include PDF reader, video conferencing facilities and multi content viewer.