Oct 7, 2011

How to buy $35 Ubislate Aakash Tablet ?

UPDATE Feb 22: Aakash, the "$35" computer launched last year in India as the world's cheapest tablet, has run into problems and companies will be invited to bid again to make the device after complaints of poor performance and hiccups rolling out a pilot model.

Co-developed by UK-based company DataWind and the Indian Institute of Technology, the Aakash, also known as UbiSlate 7
India plans to sell tablet computers operating on Google Inc's Android system for students for as low as 1,100 rupees ($22) as Asia's third-biggest economy aims to boost usage of computers.

The specs
Android OS 2.2 ( Froyo )
Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
Memory 256 MB RAM/ Storage 2 GB Flash
1 USB Port
Audio in Audio Out 3.5mm Jack
7 inch display
Document formats supported doc/docx/ppt/pptx/xls/xlsx/odt/odp
High Quality Video Streaming & HD Playback
Games, Full Office suite, 150000 apps, educational software
Resistive Touch Screen
GPRS and Wifi a/b/g
Battery upto 180 minutes / AC 200-240 voltage

"The poorly made hardware and sluggish performance get in the way of what could have been a great value internet device." PC Advisor criticised build quality, but said that it "could suit an inexperienced user."

Anyone know where to buy it in India?

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