Monday, November 12, 2012

Indian government reveals Aakash 2 Tablet PC in New Delhi

The second version of the much-awaited tablet PC, Aakash 2, was unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee at an event in New Delhi. This low-cost device was designed, developed and manufactured by DataWind.
Aakash 2 will be given to the students at a lower price of Rs. 1,130. However, it will be given to the Indian government at Rs. 2,263 per unit by DataWind. It is clear that Indian government will distribute these tablet PCs with 50% subsidy.
Aakash 2 tablet PC has come with some developed features including 3D-modelling, C++ programming, remote and collaborative training applications, robotic control and live assessment tools.
Aakash 2 tablet PC comes with a 7-inch multi-touch 4-point capacitive display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It also includes Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 512 MB of RAM, Cortex A8 1 GHz processor, 4GB built-in storage, microSD card slot that supports storage up to 32 GB, micro USB, Wi-Fi b/g/n and a 3,000 mAh battery.
It also has other accessories like wall charger, USB Adapter, USB cable and USB Hub (4port).
DataWind is going to supply 100,000 unites of Aakash 2 to IIT Bombay in the first phase. IIT Bombay will distribute them to Engineering University and College students in the country.