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India launches $35 7-inch Android tablet, Aakash

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Updated: October 5, 2011, 1:31 PM IST
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India launches $35 7-inch Android tablet, Aakash
Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) the 7-inch tablet has a resistive touch screen.

New Delhi: The much awaited India's ultra-low-cost tablet is finally here. The much talked-about $35 tablet has been branded Aakash, and not Sakshat as reported earlier.

Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) the 7-inch tablet has a resistive touch screen. Manufactured by DataWind the Aakash tablet weighs 350 grams and has 256 MB of RAM.

Some units of the tablet PC were also distributed to the students present at the launch event in New Delhi,

The Aakash tablet also has support for Wi-Fi connectivity and includes a microphone and stereo earphones. The tablet also comes with a 12-month replacement warranty.

The device was first showcased in back in July 2010. The government expects the $35 price to gradually dropping down to $20 and ultimately to $10 a piece.

First Published: October 5, 2011, 1:31 PM IST
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