UbiSlate or the Aakash tablet as it is more commonly known has quickly gained its popularity within a short span of time. The 7 inch tablet comes equipped with quite a few decent specs for it to be admired and considering the price of it, its a gamble worth taking as the company who has manufactured it is relatively quite new and unknown amongst the other big name players who are currently dominating the tablet market. Some of the key features of this tablet are :

  • Cortex A8 700 MHZ Processor with HD Video Co Processor
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 256MB RAM
  • 2GB Internal memory + Micro SD Card Slot
  • 7” inch (480×800 pixels) Resistive Touchscreen
  • Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g + GPRS
  • Email/Facebook/Twitter
  • Office Document Viewer (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP and PDF)
  • Media Player Video (AVI, FLV and MP4/Mpeg)
  • Audio Player (AAC, AC3, MP3, WAV, WMA)
  • USB Port + 3.5mm Connector
  • Battery Life up to 3 Hours


Aakash tablet has quickly caught on in India, selling like hotcakes in no small part thanks to its low cost. Currently priced around $60, the goal is to eventually bring the tablet down to $35 with additional government money, but some are eying a much lower target. Kapil Sibal, India’s minister of Human Resource Development, wants educational institutions to chip in and help provide students with the Aakash free of charge. “We want to give Akash tablets in the hands of every student, then this will be useful,” Sibal said.

The way he sees it, the government will front half the bill with schools footing the remainder. In further efforts to lower cost and create more interest in the slate, Sibal is also hoping to move manufacturing of the rebranded DataWind Ubislate 7 to a domestic location.

 

 

Source: Android News from India

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