Aakash android tablet goes on sale


The much awaited Rs.2500 ($50) Indian tablet – Aakash – is now ready to go on sale as it is now available for purchase online – more details below.

Datawind, the company which developed the tablet promises to deliver the tablet in seven days and right now it can be bought using Cash – on – delivery option.


About 30,000 tablets have been put up for sale online. The price chart is shown below :


As you  can see in the above image, the Aakash tablet (basic model) is available for Rs.2500 while the upgraded version named UbiSlate 7 is priced at Rs.2999 ($60) and this upgraded version can be pre-booked now and will be available by the last week of January 2012.

Right now, it seems that Aakash is the world’s cheapest android tablet.

Features of Aakash tablet (just in case you missed) :

  • USB port (can also plug in a 3G dongle)
  • Micro SD card slot expandable to 32GB
  • Android 2.2
  • WiFi
  • GPRS (Embedded modem eliminates the need for external dongles and allows Internet access everywhere)
  • Can be used as a mobile phone (SIM card slot)
  • Monthly internet charges : Rs.98 / 2GB.

Personally I recommend waiting for the upgraded version to be out, as 366Mhz (processor clock frequency on the basic model) makes the tablet feel too slow and moreover the price variation is also not much between the upgraded and the normal basic version of Aakash.

LINKS: Aakash tablet official page

Recommended reading : How to compare online deals in India before buying

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