Telecom Lead India: Aakash 2 Android tablet from Datawind is available for Rs 1,130 for Indian students.
Datawind is delivering the tablet to the HRD Ministry at Rs 2,263.
The company, after receiving several complaints for the first version, claims that it has now upgraded some of the key features to enhance the user experience.
Features of Aakash 2 tablet
1GHz Cortex A8 processor
7-inch capacitive display
Android 4.0 operating system
512 MB RAM and internal memory of 4GB
Front facing camera
The commercial version of the Aakash 2, the Ubislate 7Ci is available for pre-order via DataWind’s site for Rs 4,499.
“The price is Rs. 2,263 at which the government purchases the device from us. The government subsidises it by 50 per cent and it will be distributed to students at Rs. 1,130,” said Datawind CEO Suneet Tuli.
The government is trying to encourage the State governments to chip in by subsidizing it further so that the device could eventually be available to students free of cost.
The first one lakh devices will be provided to students of engineering colleges and universities and subsequently these will be distributed to others.
About 22 crore students will get the device across the country in the next five to six years. By coming Monday alone, 20,000 devices are expected to be given to the students.
Datawind won the tender for making and supplying one lakh Aakash tablets for price of around $49 per unit.