The new Low cost Datawind tablet called Aakash 2 Tablet is launched in India collaborating with HRD Ministry of India. This device will have some special subsidized price for Indian students and will be available for Rs. 1,130.
Aakash 2 Tablet online booking
The commercial version is known as the DataWind Ubislate 7Ci and is available for pre-order for Rs. 3,499. To buy Ubislate 7Ci, you can book it online at official site of DataWind’s website (ubislate.com).
Datawind Aakash 2 Tablet specifications
Powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.
7-inch capacitive display (800×480 pixels resolution)
RAM of 512MB
Runs on Android 4.0 ICS
4GB built-in storage, microSD card support for expansion.
HD video co-processor for better multimedia
Front facing VGA quality camera supporting Video calling
Wi-Fi and GPRS for connectivity
Audi jack: 3.5 mm
Two USB ports
Along with this the device will have a pre-installed app from Amrita University specially designed for it. The app is named as Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World or A-VIEW. It will be available across all devices.
DataWind will be supplying 100,000 tablets, to the India government at a price of Rs 2,263 per piece. The government is giving this low cost tablet to students at Rs 1,130, after a subsidy of Rs 1,133.
It is selling the same model in the open market, with the brand name UbiSlate, priced at Rs 3,499.The company enjoys two big tax waivers: 12.5% customs duty on imported components, most parts from China, and 6% of excise duty on the final product.
As the government is buying 100,000 tablets in the first lot for Indian students, company does not have to spend on marketing or incur any sales.
Aakash Tablet VS Aakash 2 Tablet
Low battery - one hour more extra
Low specs - High specs
Moderate speed - 700 MHz clock
Normal touch screen - Capacitative touch screen