India launches a very cheap Tablet PC which is 35 USD and called Aakash Tablet. For the initial plan, this cheap tablet will be produced only 100.000 units and exclusively for student. The government of India state that this Tablet is created to help increasing the quality of study for the students and children.
Aakash itself will be promoted commercially on November this year. Even though it’s very cheap, this Tablet PC have the standard feature for a Tablet PC. Aakash support Wi-Fi, stereo earphone and microphone. Aakash use Processor 366 Mhz. connextant with Graphics Accelerator, RAM Memory 256 MB, internal memory 2 GB, and Micro SD slot for extra storage up to 3 GB
Aakash tablet also support Wi-Fi connection and also earphone stereo and microphone. 12 month guarantee also offered with external memory up to 32 GB and USB port to support external storage. On the display from this tablet, we have 7 inch touch screen monitor which have protector and resolution 800 x 480, all the system from this tablet is using Android 2.2 operating system.
Specifications of Aakash Tablet :
- Processor: 366 Mhz. 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.
Software and Formats :
- OS: Android 2.2
- Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
- PDF viewer, Text editor
- 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
But generally, the capability of Aakash Tablet still far behind other tablet PCs which have been known such as Apple and SAMSUNG. But for basic needs for students, college student, and people which have limited funds can try this Aakash Tablet PC.
But lot of market observer doubt Aakash which developed by India will get a big demand from the world. What do you think? Give your opinion by the comment from below.