Aakash Tablets

  • Who will make the Rs 2,500 Aakash 4 tablet? 20-01-2014 05:08 PM

    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 has supplied about 1,00,000...
  • Aakash 4 tablet approved by HRD Ministry, will be out by January next year 28-10-2013 11:43 AM

    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 low-cost 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 03-08-2013 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Government has finalised specifications of next version of low-cost 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," Sibal said while addressing...
  • Aakash 4 tablet to have calling facility, 4G services support 02-07-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: The next model of low-cost 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 02-06-2013 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: The government is likely to finalise soon the specifications for the fourth version of low-cost 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 02-05-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Datawind, the maker of low-cost Aakash tablets, said it has shipped to the government all the 1 lakh units completing the deal after almost two-and-a-half 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 month-end 08-04-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Datawind, supplier low-cost 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 04-04-2013 06:40 PM

    The much-touted 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 low-quality 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? 03-04-2013 11:55 PM

    The fate of the much touted low-cost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. ...
  • Ban Ki-Moon to launch Aakash 2 at UN headquarters today 28-11-2012 10:08 AM

    India will be presenting a tablet to the representative from each country at the General Assembly which begins on Wednesday. ...
  • Datawind to clear all paid orders for Aakash in 6 weeks 18-11-2012 12:26 PM

    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 10-11-2012 07:49 AM

    New York: Indian-origin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's low-cost 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 03-11-2012 01:39 AM

    United Nations: India will showcase its low-cost 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...