Low Cost Tablets

  • Aakash 4 tablet to be available in India in the next 45 days for Rs 3,999: Kapil Sibal February 18, 2014

    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...
  • 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 4 tablet approved by HRD Ministry, will be out by January next year October 29, 2013

    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...
  • FTN: Has Aakash turned out to be a white elephant? April 5, 2013

    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 tablet's fate uncertain, government concedes production failure March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. Concerned over the tardy progress, the HRD Ministry has written to IIT Bombay (the executing body) to ensure the vendor (Datawind) meets the terms...
  • Tablets, notebooks for students at Rs 25 only February 26, 2013

    Panaji: Students in Goa can now get a tablet PC or a notebook for just Rs 25. The digital largesse is a part of the Goa government education department's initiative to familiarise Class V and VII students with computers in order to "prepare them for the life ahead and get...
  • NTT DoCoMo to release low-cost tablet in Japan: Report January 22, 2013

    Bangalore: Mobile phone service provider NTT DoCoMo Inc will soon release a low-cost tablet computer in Japan priced between 10,000 yen ($110) and 15,000 yen, the Nikkei reported. The tablet will be made by China's Huawei Technologies Co and feature a 10-inch screen, the Japanese business daily said. The new tablet will...
  • Asus launches budget tablet 'MeMo Pad' at $149 January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Asus has finally announced the launch of its much-rumoured budget tablet - MeMo Pad - at $149. The tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU. It features a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1024...
  • Top 10 tech trends of 2012 December 26, 2012

    Photo filters - Many people were seen using photo editing apps thsi year like Instagram and Pixlr O-matic on Android, PicMix on BlackBerry and so on. This was evident as most of the photographs seen this year on networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus had photo filters applied to them.Large-screened phones - We witnessed a rise in the number of large-screened phones this year. From home-grown manufacturers to tech titans, almost every company came up with at least one large-screened phone this year. Low-cost tablets - Considering the  price sensitivity of Indian customers, many second-rung manufacturers in India came up with low-cost tablets this year. Most of these low-costs tabs are priced under Rs 7K.
  • Acer expected to launch $99 tablet early next year: Reports December 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Several reports are doing rounds on the internet, claiming that Acer is working on a budget-friendly Android tablet, unofficially dubbed Acer Iconia B1, which is expected to come with a price tag of $99. The company is likely to launch the low-cost tablet early next year. If rumours are...
  • Low-cost tablets gain market share August 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Low-cost sleek tablets, some with exceptional features, have flooded the price-conscious Indian market in recent months, challenging expensive brands. According to Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst, Gartner Research, there has been a significant uptake of tablets in the market as compared to last year. "The demand for such devices from...
  • Datawind launches UbiSlate tablets from Rs 2999 April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Datawind, the company that made headlines with the Aakash tablet, has now announced the launch of two new 7-inch low-cost tablets - the Ubislate 7+ and Ubislate 7c with prices starting at Rs 2999 for the 7+. The 7c model will cost Rs 3,999. Both the tablets come with...
  • Tablets under Rs 5,000 March 27, 2012

    Priced at Rs 3,250, the device is powered by 1 GHz processor and runs Android 2.3 operating system.It has a resistive touchscreen and a 0.3 megapixel camera. The device includes a 3000 mAh Li-ion battery.Priced at Rs 2,999, the tablet has a Cortex A8 - 700 Mhz processor and a 3200 mAh battery.