After the earlier version of the low cost Aakash tablet was thrashed by the users due to its poor performance, Datawind in association with the HRD ministry launched Aakash 2 – the new version of the Aakash tablet, in India at a
subsidized price of 1130 INR for Indian students while Datawind sells it at a
price of 2263 INR to the HRD Ministry.
When compared to the original Aakash tablet, the new Aakash 2 tablet has some upgraded features like
- A 1GHz Cortex A8 processor while the original had 366 Mhz processor
- 7 inch Capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (where as its predecessor had 7 inch Resistive touchscreen) & 4 multi-touch points
- Runs on Android 4.0.3 (ICS) operating system (compared to v2.2 in original one)
Also features built-in WiFi connectivity and a front facing VGA camera in
addition to 4GB internal memory (32GB expandable) and 512 MB RAM.
The new tablet is said to offer upto 3 h of battery backup.
Availability & Price of the Commercial Version:
Aakash 2 tablet which is branded as Ubislate 7Ci is available for purchase on
Datawind’s official website with a price tag of 4499 INR.
Over to you …
What are your thoughts regarding this?
Comments are appreciated!!!
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I hear a rumor that many parts of Aakash are cheap imports (dumping) from China! If it is true – it does not show us in good stead.
It looks like a pretty solid tablet. Personally I am just glad to see that the tablet market is no longer solely dominated by one company.