AAKASH TABLET

  • Government may review technical specifications of Aakash 4 tablet 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is considering a review of technical specifications of Aakash 4 tablet, the previous UPA government's trumpeted low-cost computing device project. The first and second versions of the Aakash were shipped by vendor Datawind for Rs 2,276 and Rs 2,263 per unit. The Department of Electronics and IT (DEITY), which...
  • DataWind, makers of Aakash tablet, plans $28 million IPO June 5, 2014

    Toronto: DataWind plans to raise about C$30 million ($27.41 million) via an initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange that will value the discount tablet maker at about C$117 million, according to documents filed with regulators on Wednesday. Mississauga, Ontariobased DataWind has grabbed headlines in recent years as the maker...
  • Who will make the Rs 2,500 Aakash 4 tablet? January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Handset makers which have manufacturing plants in the country have expressed interest in bidding for Aakash 4 tablet order but are finding it difficult to maintain the price level of Rs 2,500 apiece in the absence of government support. Canadian phone maker Datawind which...
  • Aakash 4 tablet approved by HRD Ministry, will be out by January next year October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: After much deliberation, the Union HRD ministry has given the go ahead to its ambitious Aakash 4 project, and a cabinet note seeking permission for the production of the lowcost tablet is expected soon. Under this proposal, HRD plans to procure over 22 lakh tablets at a cost...
  • Aakash 4 to be available by January 2014: Kapil Sibal August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Government has finalised specifications of next version of lowcost tablet Aakash which would be ready by January 2014, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said today. "Yesterday we had meeting on the Aakash. The generation 4 Aakash is ready, all the specifications are frozen,"...
  • Aakash 4 tablet to have calling facility, 4G services support July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The next model of lowcost tablet under Aakash project will possess calling facility and high speed 4G services support, as per specifications released by government. The specifications released by government suggest it will have "Driver for Phone Functionality with external dongle" and support "Data functionality with external 2G...
  • Specifications for Aakash 4 tablet to be finalised soon June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is likely to finalise soon the specifications for the fourth version of lowcost tablet PC Aakash. "...the draft of the specifications has been prepared, formally it has to be placed before a committee... We are waiting for a suitable date to do that," Department of Electronics...
  • Have shipped all 1 lakh Aakash units to government: Datawind May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Datawind, the maker of lowcost Aakash tablets, said it has shipped to the government all the 1 lakh units completing the deal after almost twoandahalf years that was marred by glitches. Datawind had won the contract to supply 1 lakh unit of Aakash tablets priced at USD 49.98...
  • Datawind expects to complete Aakash tablet supply by monthend April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Datawind, supplier lowcost Aakash tablet to the government, has said it expects to complete delivery of 1 lakh units of the device by end of this month. "We expect to complete supply of around around 70,000 units by end of the week. Rest of the units will be...
  • Govt must accept the blame for Aakash tablet: Ivor Soans April 4, 2013

    The muchtouted Aakash tablet project has been plagued by massive production delays, technical and delivery hitches. There have been complaints about its low memory, frequent system freezes and lowquality display and sound. So is this another of those showcase government projects gone wrong? joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on...
  • FTN: Has Aakash turned out to be a white elephant? April 3, 2013

    The fate of the much touted lowcost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. ...
  • Government set to cancel Aakash tablet project March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is all set to cancel the Aakash tablet India's low cost version of an iPad that is suffering from delays in manufacturing, a faulty processor and low memory. The new Human Resource and Development Minister Pallam Raju made the decision of cancelling the...
  • Aakash's fate uncertain, govt says 'failure' in production March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The fate of the much touted lowcost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government on Friday conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. Concerned over the tardy progress, the HRD Ministry has written to IIT Bombay (the executing body) to ensure the vendor (Datawind)...
  • Aakash tablet's fate uncertain, government concedes production failure March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The fate of the much touted lowcost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. Concerned over the tardy progress, the HRD Ministry has written to IIT Bombay (the executing body) to ensure the vendor (Datawind) meets the terms...
  • Govt keen to take Aakash to people at Rs 1,500: Sibal February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is keen to take Aakash tablet to the people at a cost of Rs 1,500 apiece, Telecom and IT minister Kapil Sibal said on Monday. "I asked Rajat Moona (Director General,CDAC) to help us in Aakash. Let us take that Aakash to the people of this country...
  • India's UNSC term set to end, confident of returning soon December 21, 2012

    United Nations: The end of 2012 will see India complete an eventful twoyear term as a nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council, leaving the hightable of the world body with confidence of returning "very" soon having established its credentials as a dominant global power. India joined the 15nation Council in...
  • Punjab may go for Aakash tablet to fulfill poll promise December 18, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Education Department of Punjab government will explore the option of sourcing lowcost tablet 'Aakash' for distributing among class XI and XII students, which was promised by ruling party SAD in its poll manifesto. "We will certainly explore (sourcing) 'Aakash' tablet for giving them to students as announced in...
  • Ban KiMoon to launch Aakash 2 at UN headquarters today November 28, 2012

    India's first indigenously created lowcost tablet Aakash will be showcased at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday. India will be presenting a tablet to the representative from each country at the General Assembly which begins on Wednesday. UN Secretary General Ban KiMoon will launch the tablet at the invitation of Permanent...
  • Aakash assembled, programmed in India, says Datawind November 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Datawind, the maker of Aakash tablet PC, on Saturday said assembling and programming of the lowcost tablet has been done in the country and only some main parts have been sourced from China. "For the first 10,000 units for IIT, and for expediency sake we had the motherboards...
  • Datawind to clear all paid orders for Aakash in 6 weeks November 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Datawind, the maker of Aakash tablet PC, has said it will clear all backlog of paid orders for the commercial version of tablet within next six weeks. "All the paid orders (for tablets with) resistive and capacitative (screens) without SIM will be cleared in next 10 days. But...
  • 2 Indians among Forbes' top 15 education innovators list November 10, 2012

    New York: Indianorigin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's lowcost tablet Aakash, Suneet Singh Tuli and Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally. The Forbes...
  • India to showcase Aakash tablet at UN November 3, 2012

    United Nations: India will showcase its lowcost Aakash tablet at the UN, highlighting the country's innovation involved in creating the "most competitively priced" tablet computer. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri said a presentation on the tablet will be held on November 28 at the world body's...
  • New version of Aakash tablet from Nov 11: Sibal October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said the new version of the low-cost Aakash tablet PC is expected to be available to students on November 11. "Hopefully on November 11, you will see the President talking to 20,000 students across the nation (who) will have their hands on...
  • I wanted Narendra Modi to learn about Aakash: Sibal October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after Narendra Modi said he was being "bribed" with a couple of Aakash tablets, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said he had sent the low cost devices to the Gujarat Chief Minister so that he can "learn" about them. "I am bribing him...
  • Aakash tablets gifted to Modi by Sibal returned October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The squabble between Kapil Sibal and Narendra Modi over the lowcost Aakash tablet refused to end with the Gujarat chief minister returning two such devices sent to him by the Union HRD minister for his feedback. According to sources in the HRD Ministry, the advanced version Aakash II tablets,...
  • Don't resort to cheap gimmicks, Modi tells Sibal September 30, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took yet another dig at Union Telecom Minister and Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal accusing him of resorting to "cheap gimmicks". Sibal had on Friday gifted Aakash tablets to Modi after the Gujarat Chief Minister, in his Teacher's Day speech, had...
  • Modi may be rich in politics but poor at heart: Sibal September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking to turn the tables on the Gujarat Chief Minister, Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said that he would present the version2 of Aakash tablet to Narendra Modi on a public platform in the state on September 22. "After receiving the tablet, Modi may think about taking back...
  • Modi takes on Congress over Aakash tablets' delay September 5, 2012

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday alleged that the Congressled UPA government was "dragging its feet" on distribution of lowcost Aakash tablets and said the Centre had failed to honour its muchhyped commitment. "I want to tell students that 11 months ago a Minister of the Congressled UPA government,...
  • Aakash 2 to be launched very soon: Sibal August 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: An upgraded version of Aakash, the low cost tablet billed as the cheapest computer in the world for students and the teaching community, is set to be launched "very soon", HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said on Sunday. The improved version is fitted with a faster processor and enhanced battery...
  • World's cheapest tablet Aakash a dud? May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: If the Apple iPad be the Goliath of tablets, meet David Aakash, the world's cheapest tablet computer. With hardly any flab beyond that 7inch screen, it might also be among the smallest. Unlike the original iPad, it accepts pen drives. Something Indian university students, who get these...