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  • Datawind to launch Rs 2,000 smartphone with free Internet 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With an aim to double its volumes, low-cost mobile devices maker Datawind said it will launch a Rs 2,000 smartphone before Diwali that will come bundled with free Internet for life. The company said the device will be based on Android operating system and have a 3.5-inch size. Datawind currently...
  • 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...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: India's Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK at 30 December 17, 2013

    London: A commercial version of India's lowcost Aakash 2 tablet computer was launched in Britain at a cost of 30 pounds. The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UKbased 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 lowcost 5inch phones; prices start at Rs 3,499 December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Lowcost Aakash tablet maker Datawind made a foray into touchscreen 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 5, 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Aakash Tablet maker asks Indians to 'discard inferiority complex' November 29, 2012

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: Nonsubsidised Aakash 2 tablet available at Rs 4,499 November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: While the HRD Ministry is offering the lowcost 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...
  • Lowcost 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 lowcost 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Datawind launches 4 new 7-inch UbiSlate tablets September 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Aakash tablet maker Datawind has launched four new low-cost tablets under the Ubislate range - UbiSlate 7Ri, UbiSlate 7R+, UbiSlate 7Ci, and UbiSlate 7C+ - in India. These models will be available at a price ranging from Rs 2,999 to Rs 4,499. These new UbiSlate tablets have a...
  • Court issues notice to Aakash tablet manufacturer July 11, 2012

    Jodhpur: A court here today issued notice to DataWind, the makers of Aakash, which had entered into a contract with the IIT-Jodhpur to manufacture and supply the low cost tablets. The ADJ court has sought the company's reply by 24 July, the next date of hearing. This was in response to...
  • 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...
  • Aakash-II is ready for release, confirms Sibal June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Aakash dream may be very close to realisation yet again and we hope that it gets better this time. According to reports, the launch of the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet, Aakash-II may be as close as early next month and if a statement by Datawind...
  • 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: Cheapest tablet far from real May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's pet project Aakash tablets is in a mess. Six months after the launch of the world's cheapest tablet computer Aakash, not a single tablet has been delivered so far. The Rs 2,250 tablet remains a distant dream for students. "There are milestones in...
  • Kobian launches iXA Tab in India at Rs 3,999 May 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Kobian, a leading player in computer peripherals and tablets announced the iXA Tab, especially designed for the growing number of students and masses, in general. Tagged at a sub-4K price, the iXA Tab will compete directly with Datawind's UbiSlate 7C tablet, another soon to be released tablet in this...