Chances are that you buy the upgraded version of Aakash tablet with certain expectations. After all, a budget tablet has a way of conjuring up images of convenience and handiness. And indeed Aakash Tablet fulfills more than these expectations. As confirmed by Telecommunications Minister, Kapil Sibal, the new version of the Tablet along with Wi Fi only connectivity would have a SIM card slot.
Ecstatic about the new Aakash tablet Sibal further said that in the coming five to seven years, every child in the country will have an Aakash tablet for as little as Rs 1,500.
As reported by IBN Live Sibal was speaking at the inaugural function of the Science Congress. At the event, Sibal further assured that the UPA government is working towards ensuring that the infrastructure for the virtual world will be completed at the earliest, in order to be able to connect 250,000 gram panchayats through the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN).
Sibal was quoted as saying, “Government’s plan is to connect 2.5 lakh panchayats through the National fibre optics connectivity, the last mile of which would be through wireless broadband.”