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Aakash Tablet’s Upgraded Version, Ubislate 7, sold out till February. Prebooking open for March.
Datawind, which produces Aakash Tablet, is planning to set up two more factories in Cochin and Noida to meet the demand.
Aakash Tablet, available for sale online on December 15, was supposed to be delivered within a week of its booking.
From next academic year, students of Mumbai University will have their own tablet PC with touchscreen just for Rs 1,138.
The world’s cheapest tablet PC Aakash was launched officially by the ministry of Human Resource Development on 5th October, 2011. This 350 gm, 7-inch tablet PC will be available for students of 650MumbaiUniversity affiliated colleges for e-learning.
Director of board of college and university development, Rajpal Hande, said that they have issued notices to all affiliated departments and colleges on the availability of Aakash to university students at a lower cost than the market price. They are expecting the colleges to get back to them with requirements. Also he said, “We are hoping that students will avail the facility as they are getting it at almost 50% discount. I am also told an improved version of the tablet will be launched in February, so the students might get an upgraded version.”
The university has issued a circular to the colleges asking them to come up with the requirements once after discussing with their students. According to the circular, the tablet is available for undergraduates and postgraduates in engineering, science, commerce, humanities and social studies.
Two days ago the manufacturer, DataWind, announced that Aakash was sold out. Now the latest update from the company is that people who booked Aakash Tablet online will have to wait for the delivery till January 2012. However, the reason behind the delay is not mentioned.
All the students and other people who have been waiting excitingly to have the first touch of their dream tablet, Aakash, have to wait till next month. Those who are disappointed for Aakash being sold out still have a chance to pre-book UbiSlate, upgraded version of Aakash, through its official website at Rs 2,999 which is just Rs 499 more than the original version.
The upgraded version is powered by Android 2.3 and is more powerful than the original one. UbiSlate will have a a resistive touchscreen, Cortex A8-700 MHz processor and graphics accelerator HD video processor, 256 MB of RAM and 2 GB of internal memory. Other specifications are – one standard USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack, a 7 inch display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, resistive touchscreen, GPRS and WiFi support.
UbiSlate is more costly than Aakash, because along with the above specifications, the commercially available upgraded version will have a cellular modem which allows the tablet to deliver web access anywhere when there is a cellular connectivity, and also it will function as a mobile phone. Another important