Aakash

  • Aakash 4 tablet to be available in India in the next 45 days for Rs 3,999: Kapil Sibal 18-02-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said low-cost tablet PC Aakash 4 will be available in the market in around one and a half months for Rs 3,999. "Aakash 4 will be available in the market in one or one and a half months. Its a modern tablet and will...
  • 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...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: India's Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK at £30 17-12-2013 01:51 PM

    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 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...
  • India have been a cut above the rest: Aakash Chopra 18-06-2013 10:10 AM

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Aakash Chopra has hailed the Indian Team's performance in the ongoing edition of the Champions Trophy and said that Team India have by far been the best side in the tournament. Chopra also heaped praises on Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja applauding their efforts with bat and...
  • 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. ...
  • KKR, CSK, MI big contenders for IPL 6 title 31-03-2013 08:05 PM

    Harsha Bhogle and Aakash Chopra discuss the chances of the big contenders to lift the IPL 6 trophy - Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians with CNN-IBN's Gaurav Kalra. ...
  • Is IPL losing its sheen due to too many controversies? 30-03-2013 08:01 PM

    Cricketainment is back, and in the first episode Harsha Bhogle and Aakash Chopra discuss the reputation of Indian Premier League amidst the constant barrage of controversies and much more. ...
  • Audio of the Telugu film 'Win' is launched 28-03-2013 10:48 PM

    The audio of the film 'Win' starring Aakash and Kousalya film has been launched in Hyderabad. 'No pain- No gain' is the tagline of the film. The film is directed by Vinod Kumar. Khadher Valli has produced the movie under the banner of Rahamath productions. It is presented by 'V-Cinemas'....
  • Aakash: Same old story

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The ambitious Aakash project had always been of interest to me. It was one of those things that I genuinely believed could change the face...

  • Government set to cancel Aakash tablet project 24-03-2013 10:25 AM

    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 tablets,...
  • India played fantastic cricket in Hyderabad Test 05-03-2013 08:22 PM

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts Kri Srikkanth and Aakash Chopra discuss India's thumping win in the second Test against Australia on Tuesday. ...
  • Aakash 3 tablet may come with SIM slot 30-12-2012 01:17 PM

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  • India's UNSC term set to end, confident of returning soon 21-12-2012 03:45 PM

    United Nations: The end of 2012 will see India complete an eventful two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, leaving the high-table of the world body with confidence of returning "very" soon having established its credentials as a dominant global power. India joined the 15-nation Council...
  • Punjab may go for Aakash tablet to fulfill poll promise 18-12-2012 04:42 AM

    Chandigarh: The Education Department of Punjab government will explore the option of sourcing low-cost 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...
  • Aakash 2 tablets in the first phase are for teachers, not students 05-12-2012 05:19 PM

    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...
  • Aakash Tablet maker asks Indians to 'discard inferiority complex' 29-11-2012 09:14 AM

    Responding to the controversy over parts of the ambitious Aakash Tablet being made in China, its maker and Datawind CEO Suneet Tuli says it's a normal practice in the technology industry and that the Indians should get rid of such complexes. ...