Aakash (Cheapest Tablet) – Specifications and Price

The much awaited world’s cheapest  Tablet PC Aakash has been launched in India. Aakash, which was earlier named Sakshat is completely made in India, though some internal parts have been purchased from Japan, Korea and China. Govt. of India plans  to provide one Aakash Tablet to  every College and High School  student to help reduce digital illiteracy. 500 tablets were distributed among children during the launching ceremony.

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Key Features of Aakash:

  1. Aakash runs on Andriod 2.2 (Froyo). Android is a leading Operating System (OS) in the field of SmartPhones.
  2. It has a 7-inch Resistive Touchscreen.
  3. Provides access to thousands of educational & Learning content, created using Sakshat Portal and other websites.
  4. It’ll be preloaded with basic apps like Office Suite, media player, Nimbuzz etc.
  5. The graphic accelerated processor enables Aakash to play HD videos too.

Technical Specifications of Aakash:

 

Hardware

Processor366 Mhz. Enhanced with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
Memory256MB RAM
2 GB Internal Flash Memory, Expandable Upto 32 GB
Peripherals2 Standard USB ports, External Keyboard Support
Display7-inch display with 800×480 pixel resolution
Audio3.5mm jack
ConnectivityGPRS and WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
Battery BackupUp to 180 minutes
 

 

Software

OSAndroid 2.2 (Froyo)
Document EditorText Editor
Supported Formats:
DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
Document ViewerPDF
Supported Multimedia FormatsImage: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
Audio: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Video: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
Web BrowserDefault Browser: Default browser xHTML, Javascript Compliant
Additional: UbiSurfer Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering
YoutubeYoutube App. to stream Videos

 Sakshat Portal:

Sakshat portal is a place to access all the Learning Resources and Content Development tools. It can be accessed at the following website:

http://www.sakshat.ac.in/

After registering on above website students and teachers can access the digital repository, ebooks, eJournals, forums, eLibrary etc.

Price of Aakash:

The Open Market Price of Aakash will be about $48 (Rs. 2200) . Govt. of India has decided to provide the Tablet to all the students of College and High Schools by Subsidizing it to 50%. So, it will be made available to students for about $24 (Rs. 1100).
In the first phase as pilot project 100,000 devices will be provided.
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