Back in October, the Indian Government has released the world’s cheapest 7-inch Android tablet, called as Aakash Tablet. This is an educational oriented tablet what will be provided to students and educational institutes over the nation. But surprisingly, we didn’t see any of these tablets making its way to any educational institute. But it’s only reached to their online store last week.
By the way, the main shocking news is, the world’s cheapest Aakash tablet has already been sold out, means it’s out of stock now within days. Well, this tablet made an amazing impression even with its low-end specs. It’s all because of its cheapest price. The Aakash was available at just Rs. 2,500/- with an option for cash on delivery, which is sadly out of stock.
The CEO of DataWind, Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli says ‘This is a made-in-India product. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this.’ He adds, ‘The final goal is to either provide the same features at a lower cost or provide better functionality and features at the same cost.’
The Telecom and Education Minister, Kapil Sibbal, said at the launch of Aakash, “The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide.”
Here another good news is, you can pre-book the UbiSlate7 (a commercial version of Aakash tablet) at their online store. The Ubislate 7 is currently available for pre-order at just Rs. 2,999/-, as it’s offering slightly better specs than the Aakash tablet and will be arriving market in late January. This tablet will will be commercially available everywhere and to everyone. Truly, there is no other tablet or computing device anywhere nears the price of Aakash tablet or Ubislate 7. Do you think, the UbiSlate7 will get a similar response like Aakash tablet?