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don570


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 15:18    Post subject: Aakash2 details  

Aakash2 details...
Latest news

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The world's cheapest tablet will be launched in February 2012 and
will be available at the same price of Rs 2,276 or $49.

Aakash-2, will have a new microprocessor of 800 megahertz as compared
to the present 366 megahertz processor. This will solve the existing problems
of quick overheating, frequent system freeze,
poor sound quality, absence of support for all
formats and inability to install free online software.

It will also enable downloading of videos from YouTube, another popular
activity among internet users.

Also, the RAM of the new version will be enhanced to 1GB from 256 MB in
Aakash-1, which was the reason behind restricted multi-tasking.

An in-built camera, which was the major application missing in the first
version, will also be integrated in Aakash-2, to enable front online video
chatting on an improved 7’’ screen.


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 15:22    Post subject:  

more details of aakash2

http://www.mobiledia.com/news/116360.html

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The tablet's designers at IIT Rajastan say the Aakash 2 will contain "a more
capable processor, more memory and more onboard storage" for the same
low price. The next-generation Android 3.2 Gingerbread version may also
contain new hardware, according to one of Aakash's project managers,
Professor Anupam Gupta.

"We think that if we have our own chip, the performance will shoot up and
the price will come down drastically," he said.
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Farlane

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov 2011, 00:19    Post subject:  

I think in this time all are thinking this is a small laptop while it was once projected as a laptop computer; it is actually a tablet computing device. Akash is the cheapest tablet in the world and is cheaper than the basic models of some mobile phones. The device was announced under the name Aakash on 5 October 2011 in India. Akash is produced in Kwad electronics solutions pvt ltd Hyderabad. The product is currently under testing and in the first phase one lakh products would be released and later 9,00,000 more would be released and the price may come down to less than 2,000. The device has been developed as part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology. The Aakash tablet hardware and software details given below.
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Ernest

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec 2011, 03:00    Post subject:  

Guys I was wondering government has planned to sell this tablet ubislate7 aka Aakash to students at a cheaper price of Rs1800 or less as compared to shops which sells at Rs3000. But the question here is where to buy it from and what proof to show that I am a student? Anyone here on TDF bought it? If yes at what price because I'm thinking for going for it...
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jan 2012, 21:42    Post subject:  

CTV in Canada has a story about the Canadian company
that is designing the computer

http://www.ctv.ca/generic/generated/static/business/article2320199.html

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Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli said accusations against the company are driven by envy, sour grapes and corruption in the Indian media. His firm has followed its contracts to the letter, the device does everything it was meant to, and a deluge of orders for the ultra-cheap tablet speaks for itself, he said.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, which commissioned the product, did not respond to repeated requests for comment from the Globe and Mail. A week ago, HRD Minister Kabil Sibal reportedly told the Indian media that there were “differences” with Datawind, but “we believe in resolving issues rather than highlighting them.”





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Mr. Tuli rejects all those assertions. “Anyone who is complaining that there is a quality problem is comparing it to the wrong level – it’s too slow, compared to what? Show me a [$49] device where it’s too slow. Yes it’s too slow compared to the iPad – wrong customer, wrong market,” he said in an interview as he rushed between meetings in the capital earlier this week.
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb 2012, 21:00    Post subject:  

More about the bad relations between Datawind and the
Indian government.

"We have already rejected 3,000 tablets on quality," a ministry official said.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/technology/PersonalTech-Updates/Public-sector-ITI-to-bid-for-one-million-Aakash-2/SP-Article1-805828.aspx

The Indian government wants to continue with a faster processor...

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The new tablet will have a microprocessor of 1.2 gega hertz (Ghz), five times faster than Aakash 1 and a minimum battery life of eight hours.

Datawind founder Suneet Tuli had claimed that such a tablet can cost not less than $1,500. Ministry officials said it has not been decided to debar Datawind from future bidding.

HRD and telecom minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday held a meeting with public sector telecom companies including ITI to gear them up for supplying Aakash 2 at $35.


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Sep 2012, 11:48    Post subject: Review of Akash tablet  

Review of Akash tablet

http://phandroid.com/2012/04/15/a-short-review-of-the-35-aakashubislate-tablet/

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The cons? It’s ridiculously slow, the resistive touch is horrendous (even
worse than other resistive touch-screens I’ve used, such as that on the
Nokia 5500) and a clunky home screen button, which is the only hardware
button other the one for power.

The pros? Nothing at all. The fifteen minutes I got with it felt like a
punishment. And considering the delivery delays, I would never suggest
giving the sequel a try, either. Even the most outdated syllabus, with a
boring text book and an even worse teacher would do more for education
than this.

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