Aakash 2

  • UbiSlate 7Ci: India's Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK at £30 December 17, 2013

    London: A commercial version of India's low-cost Aakash 2 tablet computer was launched in Britain at a cost of 30 pounds. The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UK-based company Datawind, is based on Aakash 2, which is mainly used by students in India and was designed to provide cheap internet access...
  • Aakash 2 tablets in the first phase are for teachers, not students December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The recently developed Aakash 2 tablet is for the purpose of testing and empowerment of teachers and there is no proposal to provide these to students from poor and rural backgrounds, the government told Lok Sabha today. In a written reply, Union Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju...
  • Ban Ki-Moon launches Aakash 2 at UN November 29, 2012

    New York: Just days after President Pranab Mukherjee launched the Aakash 2 tablet, it's now got international appeal. It has now been launched by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the United Nations. There was much applause for India's innovation and what's been seen as a game changer. Indian ambassador Hardeep...
  • Ban Ki-Moon to launch Aakash 2 at UN headquarters today November 28, 2012

    India's first indigenously created low-cost 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 Ki-Moon will launch the tablet at the invitation of Permanent...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: Non-subsidised Aakash 2 tablet available at Rs 4,499 November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: While the HRD Ministry is offering the low-cost Aakash 2 tablet to Indian students at a subsidised price of Rs 1,130, the same device is also commercially available for purchase at Rs 4,499. The commercial version of the Aakash 2 unit is branded as UbiSlate 7Ci. The UbiSlate 7Ci...
  • Low-cost Aakash 2 tablet launched in India at Rs 1,130 November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Datawind in association with the HRD Ministry has launched Aakash 2 - the new version of India's low-cost tablet Aakash, which was trashed by both users and reviewers for its poor performance. The new Aakash 2 tablet is available at a subsidised price of Rs 1,130 for Indian...
  • Aakash 2 supply to IIT Bombay started; launch in Oct: Datawind September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Maker of low cost Aakash tablet, Datawind, today said it has started supplying the new version of the tablet to IIT Bombay and it is likely to be launched in October. "Supplies are on to IIT Bombay. In the next few weeks, it should...
  • 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...
  • 1 lakh Aakash 2 units to be delivered by year-end July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The much-talked about low-cost Aakash 2 will make its entry to the world of tablets by the third week of July. This was revealed by Datawind CEO Sunil Singh Tuli, in an interview with IBNLive. "We have given 100 units to IIT Bombay for testing, and are still...
  • Features of the upcoming Aakash 2 tablet July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Stories about the Aakash 2 tablet have been doing the rounds for quite a while now. In an interview with IBNLive, Sunil Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind, put some light on the key specifications of the upcoming Aakash 2 tablet. Compared to the previous version of the Aakash tablet, which...
  • IIT-Bombay testing upgraded Aakash: Datawind June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: UK-based Datawind today said IIT-Bombay is in the process of testing low-cost tablet PC 'Aakash' with upgraded specifications proposed by it. "IIT Bombay is in the process of testing the samples and developing applications and content for engineering colleges," Datawind CEO Sunit Singh Tuli...
  • Aakash 2 specifications by June-end: Kapil Sibal June 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The specifications for revised version of the world's cheapest tablet PC - Aakash 2 will be finalised by month-end, Union Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has said. "During the course of this month, we will finalise the specifications and technology for the Aakash project and move forward with...