Wednesday, 21 December 2011

College students will get Aakash Tablet in 1138 INR (23$) only

In previous news, we informed you that Datawind had offered Aakash Tablet in retail just 2500 INR (around 50$) to anyone in India. They did sell 30,000 pieces of Aakash tablet in less than a week.

Initially, Aakash Tablet was supposed to be sold to the students at around 35$. Government has asked 100 university across India to supply number of Aakash Tablet that would be needed by colleges in those university.The first news that has come in this regard is, Mumbai university has asked colleges affiliated with them to supply number of Aakash Tablet that are needed in respective colleges. Price of tablet as announced in Mumbai University is only 1138 INR (around 23$) only against 35$ as reported earlier.It would be same tablet that was sold out earlier this week in retail for 2500 INR (50$). Point to note here is students will get 50% subsidy that’s why price is only 23$ or 1138 INR only.

You can read complete specification of this Aakash Tablet here.

FAQ

  1. How can I get this tablet in 1138 INR? – Distribution of Aakash tablet is done via respective colleges, so please contact your college. News has come from Mumbai university that university has asked about requirements from colleges.
  2. What option would be for Network connectivity ?– one should be able to connect via wi-fi.
  3. Will it will have SIM and GPRS? – The current version of Aakash Tablet sold in retail for 2500 INR (50$) or sold to students at subsidized price of 1138 INR (23$) doesn’t have SIM card option hence no GPRS connection.
  4. I am not a student how can I buy this? – Retail version of this is sold out, you will have to wait for new announcement. Also, you may pre-book Ubislate (enhanced version of Aakash Tablet with SIM and GPRS option). It is expected to be available at the end of January 2012.
  5. What is warranty of these Aakash Tablet? – The Aakash Tablet version available to students will have 1 year replacement warranty. . Its not clear yet what would be warranty conditions for Aakash Tablet sold in retail.

Do you still have a question? Please post it in comments or Google Group AakashGroup.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Now Buy Aakash Tablet Online

Aakash Tablet is available to those who want to buy it. However, currently the version that is being sold is same as what will be available for students at the cost of around 35$. It has WIFI connectivity but not gsm. If you are looking for set that has WIFI as well as GSM you can do a preorder. However, If you want to try just WIFI version you are good to go.

Specification Detail
Pricing Rs. 2500
Microprocessor Arm11 – 366 MHz
Battery 2100 mAh
OS Andriod 2.2
Network WiFi
Mode of Payment Cash On Delivery
How to order visit http://www.aakashtablet.com

 

Aakash Tablet complete specification.

Also, if you have bought any Aakash Tablet, Let us know  how it works for you. Are you satisfied with it? Times of India also have following information

“Aakash's next commercial version called the Ubislate 7, which has a faster processor, is slated to be launched late January. Ubislate 7 is set to have a 700 Mhz processor compared to the 366 MHz processor in Aakash. Ubislate 7 will be priced at Rs 3000 for sale online.”

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Update – Order website is down, you may also order by calling toll free number 18001802180. thank you, Uttam Rana for the information

Update – There were 30,000 Aakash tablet without sim, all of them are sold already. So if you are looking for one, you will have to wait. Or you can prebook UbiSlate 7 (The upgraded version of Aakash Tablet), priced 2999 INR and expected to arrive in late January 2012.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Aakash tablet is delayed

Times of India has published a news item, informing that Aakash will be delayed till end of January. Initially, it was planned to enter the market by November end. As per news the project has encountered few roadblocks.The delay is reportedly due to upgradation and some unforeseen problems in manufacturing.

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