Parts of Low-cost Aakash Tablet Outsourced from China: Datawind

Makers of the low-cost Aakash Tablet Datawind have clarified that while some parts of the tablet PC have been outsourced from China, the pieces are assembled and programmed at their facilities in Delhi and Amritsar in India.
“For the first 10,000 units for IIT, and for expediency sake we had the motherboards and kits manufactured in our Chinese subcontractor’s facilities, and then the units have been ‘kitted’ in China at various manufacturers for expediency, whereas the final assembly and programming has happened in India,” Datawind has said. The company also added that they had approval from the government to source some parts from China.
The company said, “We finished this batch of 10,000 units and delivered them to IIT and will be starting another batch of 20,000 units for them in two weeks.”

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