Government has launched ultra-low-cost tablet and named it Aakash. The tablet is jointly developed by a British Company and IIT Jodhpur which is decided to assemble it in India, initially for Indian student and then for general public. As per Telecommunication Ministry, Government of India, initially one lakh tablet will be given to student on free of cost as a pilot test. The Government believe the Aakash tablet will bridge the digital divide of India. It will work as low cost pc for those who are not financially able to purchase Desktop computer or laptop .
Configuration of Tablet Aakash
- Manufacturer : DataWind a British Company
- OS : Androide 2.2(froyo)
- Screen : 7" touch screen
- Resolution : 800 x 480
- Weight : 50 Grams
- RAM :256 MB with 32 GB expendable slot
- USB port : 2 USB Ports
- Battery :2100mAh battery with working time 2-3 hours depend on working condition
- Support format : DOC, DOCX, PPTX and PDF
It will be available with 12 months replacement warranty and as reported by news channels the present cost of this tablet is Rs 1700/ or $35 prox. which may drop after mass production and before commenting on performance let wait for user feedback.But definitely, in future it will create problem for garbage disposal like now plastic bags are creating because we people are very casual in our garbage disposal and toward environment protection. The Government should also plan the disposal mechanism of this Ultra-low-cost tablet.