Cheapest Indian tablet Aakash to be available at $50

 India had promised a 35$ Tablet couple of years ago, well it has become a reality now. Eventhough the price margin has gone up a bit, it still remains to be the cheapest of the lot. 50$-60$(Less than Rs.3000) is the estimated price of this tablet. This is how the tablet would look with at $7(Rs.300) keyboard.
The specs are not so good, but its well worth for 50$. Here is how the rig works.

Aakash UbiSlate 7 Specifications
  • Processor: 366 Mhz 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 800x480 pixel resolution
  • Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
  • Connectivity and Networking: WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
  • Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery.  AC adapter 200-240 volt range.
  • 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 

Other: Additional Web Browser: UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.
 To make these look even better, the Govt. would be giving a subsidy of Rs.750 for Educational purposes making this tablet available for the earlier promised cost. In short, it would be available for Rs.1500(35$) for educational institutions! Check out the product review from NDTV below.

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