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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 […]

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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 […]

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Datawind launches two new UbiSlate tablets for India

The UK-based company that designed the Aakash $35 Android tablet that’s available in India has introduced two new dirt cheap models for the Indian Market. Neither the UbiSlate 7+ or UbiSlate 7C are exactly premium devices. They have slow processors, little RAM, and run older versions of Android. But they’re designed to be dirt cheap […]

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Datawind to offer Android 4.0 update for the Aakash 2 tablet

The second-generation Aakash tablet is set to ship to Indian students in a few weeks. The Aakash is a low-cost Android tablet designed to provide students with access to the internet and to educational apps. It sells for about $35. UK-based Datawind is the company producing the tablets for the Indian government. According to PC […]

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Aakash Android tablet hits India for $60 or less

For the past year Indian officials have been promising to launch a $35 Android tablet aimed at students. Today it’s finally available — and while the tablet is a little more expensive than promised, it’s still dirt cheap for a mobile computing device. Production of the tablet was outsourced to British company DataWind, makers of the UbiSurfer […]

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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 […]