Aakash Tablet is an Android-based tablet sponsored by the Government of India as part of an initiative to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program. Now 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 INR 1,500.

Features of Aakash Tablet

  • The Datawind Akash Tablet tablet features a 7 inches (17.78 cm) touchscreen 
  • Android v2.2 (Froyo) operating system 
  • Processor paired with 256 MB GB of RAM
  • 2100 mAh battery

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.”