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Indian Government Buys 100 000 $40 Tablets

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NEW DELHI, IndiaAakash tablet manufacturer Datawind announced the completion of its $40 Aakash 2 tablet project.

As a part of the deal, the Indian Government received about 100 000 tablets which would be distributed to students at a subsidized price. Datawind developed the first Aakash tablet for India’s Ministry of Human Resources Development and it was distributed to students in order to promote ubiquitous internet usage.

DataWind Aakash tablet

As a part of the tender, DataWind supplied 98,000 Aakash 2 tablets and 2000 tablets with recommendations for Aakash 3. The Aakash 3 tablet is the first among the series to feature a built-in quad-band EDGE modem. A consumer version of this tablet is also launched into the market.

The Aakash 3 tablet will feature a 7-inch display screen with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Other features in this tablet include Android 4.0 (ICS) OS, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, and a secondary camera. This device is also expected to feature a SIM slot for voice calling support.

In addition to completing the government bid, DataWind also mentioned that it has completed almost all the pre-paid backlog orders. The brand also promises that new orders will be processed within 72 hours.

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By , International Correspondent, Chennai office

Published on May 17th, 2013 GMT +2


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