Cheapest Tablet Computer Launched by India
In this technological world, people always hunt for cheap and reliable products which could facilitate them with all the latest features. In views of providing a cheapest tablet computer for the students, India has launched the world’s Cheapest tablet computer at a price of $35. The price after reaching at shops increases to $60.
The plan of bringing such a low priced product in the market is to cater to the people who cannot afford high priced laptops, tabs or computers. In India, around 1.2 billion people are reported as poor and the number of fast growing middle class families needs to serve their children with better educational facilities. Focusing on the monetary obstacles and rising demands for quality education, the government of India has come up with a more reliable option which is named as ‘Aakash’. The government has announced to buy the first units of this lightweight touch screen device (Aakash) for $50 each. The purchase will be made from a British Company that’s assembling the web-enabled devices in the country.
As planned, the first 100,000 units of Aakash will be given to students free of cost. This new tablet computer supports video conferencing, 3-hour battery life and has two USB ports. With the launch of this paperback book-sized tablet, government may able to achieve its goal for the incorporation of information technology in education. Critics are still doubtful about its mass appeal.
The number of internet users is rapidly increasing in India where 15-fold between 2000 and 2010 has been reported. So far, only 8 percent of Indians are accessing internet in the country. This is because of the expenditure which is incurred in the internet usage and the device or computer which is required. Therefore, to provide better access at cheapest rate, Aakash has been introduced for the university students who can experience digital learning. It is disseminated through government platform that provides electronic courses as well as books to students. A small London-based company named DataWind which has developed this tablet with the Indian Institute of Technology has said that the testing included running video for 2 hours in 48 degrees Celsius to imitate the summer temperature of northern India.
The 660 mhz processor integrated from a U.S. company Conexant Systems and is good for the price, but as said by few critics that the machine seemed slow and its touch screen is not that agile. This device uses resistive LCD displays and not a full touch screen. Besides, it gets connected through wireless broadband, said by the CEO of DataWind Suneet Singh. He has also announced that the next versions would integrate a mobile phone connection which will be more useful and accessible, especially in the rural areas.
Moreover, Aakash has received Google Android operating system, all available at very attractive price, making this product more exciting to people.