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  • 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...
  • Datawind launches low-cost 5-inch phones; prices start at Rs 3,499 15-12-2013 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: Low-cost Aakash tablet maker Datawind made a foray into touch-screen smartphone segment with the launch of three handsets at a price starting from Rs 3,499, which are equipped with its patented mobile internet technology. "We have been able to break price barrier in smartphones. Our phones are about...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...

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

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi in an exclusive chat with Aakash Tablet maker and Datawind CEO Suneet Tuli. ...
  • 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...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: Non-subsidised Aakash 2 tablet available at Rs 4,499 12-11-2012 02:49 PM

    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...
  • Low-cost Aakash 2 tablet launched in India at Rs 1,130 11-11-2012 02:53 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 'Aakash' tablet grabbing global eyeballs: Sibal 03-11-2011 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Aakash, billed as the world's cheapest tablet PC, has evinced a lot of interest among several world leaders and international organisations like UNESCO and World Bank, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said. "Several prime ministers and ministers have evinced interest in Aakash who want it for their country in...
  • Swedish minister to meet the maker of Aakash tablet 19-10-2011 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: The world's cheapest tablet computer Aakash seems to have created a global buzz with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt planning to meet Sunnet Singh Tulli, the man behind the headline-grabbing innovation, here later this week. It's unusual for visiting foreign ministers to set up a standalone meeting with...