Aakash 2 Android tablet hits India for as low as $20 per unit

The Indian government and UK company DataWind have launched a second-generation Aakash tablet aimed at students in India. DataWind will sell the Aakash 2 for about $40, but the Indian government will offer a partially subsidized version to students for about $20. DataWind’s new tablet features a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen […]

India’s $35 Aakash tablet: It’s remarkable it ever got made

Recently the company responsible for designing India’s $35 Aakash tablet announced plans to launch a second generation device. It will have a faster processor, and longer battery life, but it will still be designed to meet the primary goal: getting low cost computing devices into the hands of Indian students. The first Aakash tablet had […]

Datawind Ubisurfer: $199 buys you a 7 inch netbook + 30 hours/month mobile broadband

I just got a chance to catch up with the folks at Datawind, and while they’re a bit behind schedule, they do still plan to bring the Ubisurfer netbook to the US. The latest target date is Q2, 2010, (as opposed to October, 2009). If Datawind actually manages to launch the Ubisurfer soon, it could […]