Aakash 2 project completed by Datawind, 1 Lakh Tablets Shipped to Government

The Aakash Series project is under the Indian Government’s Ministry of Human Resources Development’s National Mission for Education through Information Communication Technology. Yesterday, Datawind has announced the completion of 1 lakh low-cost computing devices for IIT Bombay. The Company won the international tender for the supply of Aakash 1 devices at $49.98. After that it was modified with Aakash 2 devices at 98,000. The next Aakash series tablet and that are Aakash 3.The Aaksh 3 is recommended with Data wind and offer 2000 devices at a price of Rs. 2,263($42.61).


The Aakash 2 tablet is the lowest cost computing device with 12 months warranty and accessories at only Rs. 2,263 delivered to IIT Bombay.

Features of Aakash 2 Tablet :

  • The tablet offers multi-touch projective capacitive touch screen display.
  • Device is powered by Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1GHz speed.
  • It provides 512MB RAM twice that of the original iPad and 4GB in-built memory that can be extended up to 32GB via micro SD card slot.
  • Running on Android v4.0 Operating system, handset includes Wi-Fi, Tablet supports external 3G and EVDO dongles for mobile broadband connectivity.
  • Apart from this, tablet is equipped with VGA camera and also has certain features like G-sensor, internal microphone, speakers and headphone jack.
  • Data wind’s recommended specification for Aakash 3 tablet are
  • It contains an embedded quad-band Edge modem allowing for both cellular voice and data functionality.
  • The external dongle provides limited coverage and the cost is as much as the 50% of the Aakash series.
  • An internal modem allow the handset to be used as a mobile smartphone and also for internet connectivity with basic SIM.

The Aakash 2 is a full featured tablet computer that break the affordability barrier with the mission of bridging the digital divide. The device is sold as UbiSlate 7Ci. The Aakash 2 tablet has received strong reviews which got selected by Forbes Magzine in its annual impact 15 list of social entrepreneurs for revolutionizing education.

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