US$ 45 Indian Aakash Android Tablet Computer

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Raffaele the Amigan

October 08, 2011, 12:41:33 am Last Edit: October 08, 2011, 12:48:34 am by Raffaele the Amigan
"Aakash" means "Sky".

It is the name of the new government developed  low cost Android Tablet Computer for students (produced by Ministry of Instruction and Ministry for Development).



It is equipped with:

840x600 7" Touch Display (Resistive Touch Technology)

366 MHz processor

Graphic coprocessor that allows HD videos to be played (underscaled)

256 MB RAM

2 GB of flash memory (It supports MicroSD for expansions)

2 MicroSD ports

2 USB 2.0 ports (1 mini USB, 1 full size USB)

WiFi a/b/g

HDMI port

Video Out jack

Headphone jack

SIM Card Slot for connecting to Cell Phone Providers Broadcast

Battery is very strong 2100 mAh that allows a 3 or even 4 hours of continuous usage

Android 2.2 Froyo OS

Weight 50 gr. (1.76 oz.)

Multimedia Formats: Aakash Tablet supports Image formats like .png, .jpg, .gif, .bmp. Supported Video Formats include MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI and FLV. The Tablet also supports audio formats such as MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV and WMA.

Voices said that government will buy it in big stocks of machines, at a market cost of 45 US dollars, and will give it for free to all indian students.

(other sources said it will be sold to students underpriced at 35 US$), and also any private could buy it at its full price market of 45 US$. (that's means half the price of any chinese competitor)

Aakash will be also put on stores for quite normal market sellings to vaste public audience of customers. Price for public may vary starting from 45 US$ upto 60 US$.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15180831

http://www.techblogx.com/aakash-tablet-worlds-cheapest-tab.html

http://www.thinkdigit.com/Mobiles-PDAs/Your-guide-to-the-new-35-Aakash_7700.html
Pegasos computer: CPU PPC G3 600MHz, RAM DDR 512 MB PC3200, Graphic Card ATI 9250 256 MB videoram. SO MorphOS 1.4.5
;011 -(Caramba! El nuevo Peggy computador es Amiga compatible y muy Mejor!)
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Raffaele the Amigan

I found some interesting news at last link that I provided:

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Is Aakash really world's cheapest tablet?
Media seems to love tagging India as the "cheapest market", especially after the launch of Tata Nano. However, it's not same for the Aakash. After some search on Internet, we found out that there are a number of tablets available in the same price range and that too with better specs.

We already have a seven-inch tablet running Android 2.2 OS with an 800 MHZ Cortex-A8 processor, 256 MB RAM and 2GB hard drive, built-in camera at a price of $ 39.71. Check out the product here. And if you slightly go up, you have Maxtouuch 7inch Tablet PC.


800 MHz Cortex a 39.71 US$? WOW! O_o  ::)
Pegasos computer: CPU PPC G3 600MHz, RAM DDR 512 MB PC3200, Graphic Card ATI 9250 256 MB videoram. SO MorphOS 1.4.5
;011 -(Caramba! El nuevo Peggy computador es Amiga compatible y muy Mejor!)
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"God, what an incredible thing we did!"
(R.J. Mical, engineer of original Amiga developing team at Amiga Inc. 1982-1985).
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"When the Amiga came out, everyone [at Apple] was scared as hell."
(Jean-Lous Gassée, former CEO of Apple France and chief of developers of Mac II-fx, interviewed by Amazing Computing, November 1996).
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