Datawind completes Aakash 2 project

Datawind completes Aakash 2 projectUK's technology firm, Datawind has announced that it has successfully completed the Aakash 2 project with the delivery of 1 lakh Aakash low-cost tablets to IIT-Bombay.

The company said in a statement that Akash, which is the world's lowest cost computing access device, has been delivered to the educational institution with a one year warranty on the devices at Rs 2,263. The company also said that the competitive tablets are also available in the open market with a price tag of Rs. 5000.

The tablet features multi-touch projective capacitive touch screen. It runs on Google's Android 4.0 operating system and is powered by a Cortex A8-1Ghz processor and contain 512 MB RAM. It has a flash memory of 4GB, which can be expanded up to 32GB through its micro-SD card slot. It has inbuilt support for external 3G and EVDO dongles allowing users to connect to the internet easily.

The Indian authorities had placed an order of 100,000 units of the original affordable Akash tablet that are meant to empower higher education students in the country and fill the digital divide. The newer tablet, Aakash 2, which is officially named Ubislate 7 is believed to be a better alternative to the original version.

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