Low cost Aakash Tablet PC for the students

Low-cost Android tablets for studentsSoon the students of various Universities of India are about to be at par with the world as far as the education standards are concerned, or at least as is proposed by the Government of India. Back in October 2011, the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the unparalleled vision of Union HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal, announced the launch of a low cost tablet computer called ‘Aakash’ in a tie up with DataWind, the manufacturing company of these low cost tablets also commercially known as UbiSlate 7. The tablet is currently available for sale on the official website http://aakashtablet.com/ for Rs. 2999.

This is a welcome announcement as this would open endless possibilities in which not just the students but the people who cannot afford the expensive iPads and Tabs can lay their hands on an Android running portable touchscreen device for their business and leisure. What’s more important to note is that since the main focus of the Government was to empower the students and introduce the use of technology in education across the country, these tablets will be made available to the students of various state Universities at half the price or completely free of cost. The remaining cost in this case will be borne half by the Government and half by the Universities themselves.

The seriousness and the importance that the MHRD ministry is giving the Aakash project can be gauged from the fact that they aren’t just pushing low cost substandard tablets. When these tablets were launched initially, around 30000 units were handed over to select students and IIT Rajasthan in particular, to test and send in reviews and feedback. After paying close attention to the feedback the company and Government, decided to revamp the tablet with better specs to ensure trouble free performance.

The new Aakash 2 tablet also called as UbiSlate 7+ was announced in April 2012 and has a 7 inch resistive touchscreen, runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, which is a stable OS, 700 MHz processor that was upgraded from 366 MHz, 256 MB RAM, 2GB internal memory with expandability option via memory card. WIFI, USB with 3G USB dongle recognition for 3G connection, SIM card support for full phone functionality and GPRS internet; which was missing in the earlier version. Along with this it has an Office Document Editor and viewer, PDF and picture viewer and full HD video playback functionality making it more or less a complete package at such a low price.

The response by the masses and students has been overwhelming with around 25000 tablets being pre-booked by students from Mumbai University alone. The official website is also flooded with orders of the tablets, so much so that Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of DataWind had to leave an official note on the home page urging the buyers to be patient while they process the orders. The tablet also got a boost in the 2012 Union budget with the Government allocating Rs. 765 crore for the Aakash project to fast track it.

The possibility that this low cost tablet has brought to the table is that the entire Indian education system at various levels can be connected through a various e-learning programs and student-teacher communication can be made easy via internet and other means across long distances. E books could replace the physical text books and entire syllabus can be held in a single USB drive, which can be easily carried around by students.

To ensure that the end cost of the tablets does not exceed the Rs. 2999 mark, Government has involved various Indian companies and educational institutions like BHEL, Indian Telephone Industries, IIT Rajasthan, IIT Mumbai along with DataWind to make sure the quality is not compromised while making this low cost ‘Made in India tablet’.

This is a great initiative by the Government of India and if it goes as per plan Indian education could get a much needed boost and the students and masses can both benefit from it and India as a nation can be closer to the technological goings on in the world.

Comments

  1. vijaya deokar says:

    How to get akash tablet 2 ???

  2. Vikas Khosla says:

    Order No. PM3A1D284A51 – Status & Non Delivery
    I have booked Ubislate 7c+ Tablet on 12th March by making online payment on Datawind’s website(Order no.PM3A1D284A51). Datawind company promised me for sending the tablet within 72 working hours but now even after 30 days (more than 1800 hours) I didn’t get the Tablet yet, not even they contact and tell why they are getting late. I tried to contact the company many many times but none of there phone is working(18001802180-no response ; 01835217562, 01832708525, 01832708500 -pick up & cut the phone immediately, no response, or tell to call another no. which has same problem). I tried to check the order status online but its not showing any relevant info, just telling “keep checking”. I had booked this to gift my daughter but now that imp date has gone, its useless now. Since I have already paid and am not getting any response by online query, phone now I am under tremendous tension. I cant cancel as they deduct almost 10%.If you can’t deliver then why do you promise! At least tell me exact date when will I get my tablet? Please help me out. Thankyou.

    My mobile No. -08003407000
    My email- veekaas@gmail.com
    Order no.PM3A1D284A51

  3. Prashun punde says:

    How to get akash tablet ?

  4. i would like to by akash2 through student subcd… how can i get ?

  5. RAMESH YADAV says:

    WHEN IT WILL COME IN THE MARKET.AKASH TABLETS FOR STUDENTS.

  6. nishant prakash says:

    and sir is it available for MAHAMAYA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ?????????

  7. nishant prakash says:

    how we can get the aakash 2 tablet as m a student…?

  8. Gurmail singh says:

    I am student for diploma ,booking the akash tablet2& my cell no.9256590239
    plz

  9. i want these tabet, i m a student n where i can get it plz i want details

  10. when it will be available in engg. college?

  11. abhilash sharma says:

    999 ka tab hai….?? bahut mehenga hai 2999…discount b nahi hai

  12. akash tablet……..is it good or bad…wat’s say???

  13. avinash khairgave says:

    Akash tablet is very nice but it can not lunch in srtmu univrsity pls lunch fast

  14. karan venky says:

    i am student of delhi university delhi i want aaakash tablet bcoz this tab also help in my research project

  15. yogesh kumar says:

    sir
    myself yogesh kumar of mpkv rahuri student of b.tech
    how do i book an aakash tablet?

  16. how can i book it plz reply me (9493437195z)

  17. how can i order this tablet pls reply me (9493437195)

  18. indian govt. should give this aakash tablet in every state instead of iit students this not fare. where will the other students will go. where they will find this tablet in to the market.

  19. sharwan kumar modi says:

    pls tell us how to buy aakash tab in bikaner (rajasthan)

  20. sumit rawat says:

    Can we use Ubislate7Ri as a phone.?
    I mean sim facility is available or not in Ubislate 7Ri .?

  21. Hai, Iam parttime BE student. I want 7ci model. It will available on student offer price.pls give the details.

  22. SURBHI SONI says:

    i wanyt buy aakash tabelt 2 plz contact on that no. 7879813091

  23. i want akash tablet new version to sum please help information

  24. kalpesh patel says:

    i want akash tablet so please give me information about it and how it can be efford………please help me

  25. IT IS ONLY FOR MPs AND MLAs DONT WASTE YOUR TIME .GOVERNMENT CHEATING INDIAN PEOPLE . THIS POLITICIAN THRICKS

  26. shahid bin pareethu says:

    akash tablet in not deliver…….. im booking in many months..but ot give my akash tablet. pls reply my email id- shamonshahids@gmail.com.and my contact no-8891323369

  27. aditya shrivastav says:

    hii please..tell me in detail about akash ubislete7+ i.e. akash 2
    I want to know that in it technology is compromised?
    and its features in detail.
    and how to book it.
    pls tell me all..

  28. tapaj kumar sahoo says:

    i want a akasha 2 pc tab .please help me ,mo-7377233943

  29. shaik.farooq says:

    iam studing inter i want to buy this tablate how can i buy it pls replay

  30. AKASH GUPYA says:

    it is rally good news i want akash tablet so please give me information about it and how it can be efford……… help me i am a engineering student so what bhe can help me

  31. rashi agrawal says:

    i want its price i m a student n where i can get it plz i want details

  32. rashi agrawal says:

    i want to know its price

  33. Ramen Layek says:

    Hey, Guys I Am From ‘Taldangra, West Bengal, India’, And Now I Am In Class ‘XII’. I Want To Buy It. Please Tell Me About The Booking Process And The Terms And Condition In Details. My Contact No.- 917384955663

  34. is it neccessary for engineering students

  35. dear sir
    my booking aakash tablet pc no pm097e6 debu das muh-laxmisagar chakkar po-laxmisagar dist-darbhanga bihar pin 846009 ubislate &+ cheque Rs2999.00 cheque no 292371 syndicate bank darbhanga dated 24.2.2012 but akash tablet is not deliver at 12 months

  36. Verry funny tablet akash tab.

  37. please help me how n where can i get it..?

  38. Raj Kumar says:

    I want buy aakash tab, please tell me best price with latest model & how can i buy on line.
    thanks

  39. i wanna buy this tablet plz can u give me the full detail about this tab plzz…

  40. suyog y. kalani says:

    I want to buy the aakash tablet.
    please tell me how i can buy this tablet.

  41. mamta sawant says:

    m university student.i want aakash tablet.how can i bye it.

  42. wd u min mumbai university.his all university

  43. hi.hello wd u min mumbai university…all university

  44. i am interested for AKASH then how can i get it?

  45. Sumer meena says:

    One of the best for poor students

  46. anurag bansal says:

    would u tell me that this aakash tabelet only the lower prices of universities’student or may be that lower label student and tell also that how can purchase it the lower prices of lower label student, please tell now

  47. shubham soni says:

    I want this tablet ager tablet nhi mili to samjhenge ki.akilesh yadav apna vada bool gaye

  48. Parshottam Tyagi says:

    Techniques of this tab not high but it have low cost so it is good for those who can’t buy costly tab from market.

  49. sandeep jha says:

    how can i book this tab
    plzzz reply me or contect me on this no. 09993936335

  50. I WANT AKASH TABLET.BUT I NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IT. IS IT AVAILABLE FOR SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY.HOW CAN I BUY IT.PLEASE TELL ME

  51. humko bhi dijiya

  52. when will this tablet come to our city jalandhar says:

    this tablet is the chiepest tablet

  53. siddharam hortikar says:

    it is for Rs. 1100 for students na?

  54. rohan hadap says:

    I also like this tab .
    I want to bye this but it’s not available in our market and i want to know more about this tab.

  55. can we j&k students apply for the ubislate 7+ tablet ?

  56. how can i get it

  57. my.contact.no 09472386870

  58. is best akash tablet place contact.no

  59. it is not for me.

  60. how can i book this tab

  61. can we buy your product for sri lanka?

  62. Gj

  63. i am an engineering student in the field of industrial and production and i am interested to buy aakash ubislate 7 +.. can anyone please give me the full details of aakash ubislate 7+ like how it is helpful for me.

  64. I LIKE THIS TABLET I WANT TO BUY IT NOW IT IS NOT AVIABLE IN MARKET NOW.IT IS HEPLE IN OUR STUDY ALSO

  65. when is the scheme being implemented
    ??

  66. mohini kuntadi says:

    is aakash tablet only for mumbai university student??

  67. this tablet phone is the best oopetion of the student s…………..

  68. One can go in for Ubislate7+. Not all will have access to Aakash-2 as these will be made available to students first through educational institutions. Ubislate7+ is a device by Datawind, the manufacturers of Aakash. It is an Andrioid 2.3, offers web connectivity both through WiFi and GPRS and has a CortexA8 processor. Bookings can be made online for ubislate7+ on http://www.ubislate.com

  69. sir i want aakash pc tablet please contact my nuber my nub 9441128967

  70. Vivek gupta says:

    I also like this tab .
    I want to bye this but it’s not available in our market and i want to know more about this tab.

  71. IS IT AVAILABLE FOR SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY

  72. i want to buy a latest aakash tablet with number of features

    at low cost
    how can i buy tell me the procedure

  73. Ths tab is nt fr pune university stdnts, is it so?

  74. no only jntu university

  75. Atulverma says:

    i want akash tablet so please give me information about it and how it can be efford……… help me

  76. how can i book/get it

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