The big day is finally here. HRD Minister Sh. Kapil Sibbal will launch the much anticipated Indian made cheapest tablet in this world named “Akash“.
Akash is the word which is ringing in ears of every youth of India because this word can make their dreams become true at cheapest price around 3000 rupees !!
- Unbeatable Price:
- Only Rs.2,999 for the UbiSlate
- Monthly internet charges: Rs.98 / 2GB
- High Quality Web Anytime & Anywhere:
- Connect via GPRS or WiFi
- GPRS: Embedded modem eliminates the need for external dongles and allows Internet access everywhere
- WiFi: Allows fast Youtube videos at hotspots
- Fast web access even on GPRS networks, across the country using DataWind’s patented acceleration technology
- Web, Email, Facebook, Twitter and much much more!
- Multimedia Powerhouse:
- HD Quality Video
- Watching movies in the palm of your hand on a 7” screen
- Audio library software helps manage your full collection of songs
- Applications Galore with Android 2.2:
- Productivity software: Office suite
- Educational software
- Over 150,000 apps!
- Full sized-USB port & Micro-SD slot:
- Expand memory to 32GB
- Use any ordinary pen-drive
- Even plug-in a 3G dongle
- And It’s a Phone!
- Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
- Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
- Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
- Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
- Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
- Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800×480 pixel resolution
- Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
- Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
- Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.
- OS: Android 2.2
- Document Rendering
- Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
- PDF viewer, Text editor
- Multimedia and Image Display
- Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
- Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
- Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
- Communication and Internet
- Separate application for online YouTube video
- Safety and other standards compliance
- CE certification / RoHS certification
- Other: Additional Web Browser: UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.
- Full set of accessory options:
- Car charger
- External antenna
- Keyboard case
- Convert it into a laptop!
- There is no other touch-pad tablet or computing device anywhere near the price of the UbiSlate
- At only Rs.2,999, you get:
- A 7” Android 2.2 tablet
- With an embedded GPRS modem and WiFi
- Unlimited Mobile Internet at only Rs.98/month
- HD Quality Video and Multimedia
- 150,000 Android Apps
It is not like that they are selling the hardware at cheap price but they are using lower configuration hardware to suit the need of Indian Youth who can not buy expensive IPad.
The manufacturers of Akash tablet Datawind UK. have announced that they will sell the tablet in retail with the name UbiSlate7. It will be sold from November 2011 onwards. Only catch here is that it will be priced at 2,999 not 1,750 as for students.
There will be no android marketplace in the device for the moment, but it will come with prefetched apps of android, you can also download content from Govt. portal www.Sakshat.ac.in
Below is a comparison between the Big Brand names and How their specifications compare to each other and it may help you to buy the device according to your need and budget
|Aakash LCAD Tablet||Beetel Magiq||Reliance 3G Tab||OllvePad V-T100||Samsung Galaxy Tab||Apple iPad|
|OS||Android 2.2||Android 2.3||Android 2.2||Android 2.2||Android 2.2||iOS|
|Newtwork||7-inch resistive||7-inch capacitive||7-inch capacitive||7-inch capacitive||7-inch capacitive||10-inch capacitive|
|Wi-Fi||3G & Wi-Fi||3G & Wi-Fi||3G & Wi-Fi||3G & Wi-Fi||3G & Wi-Fi||3G & Wi-Fi|
|Processor||366 MHz||1 GHz||800 MHz||600 MHz||1 GHz||1 GHz|
|Flash Driver||2 GB (Expandable upto 32 GB)||8 GB||4 GB||512 MB||16 GB||16 GB|
|RAM||256 MB||256 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB|
|Estimated Price||2250 ($45)||9990 ($200)||12250 ($300)||15,990 ($350)||19,500 ($450)||22,500 ($500)|
Here is details about various features mentioned above
Now it is up to you which product suit your demands