Govt of Indian releases worlds cheapest tablet | Aakash Tab

By Shekhar Sahu on 06 October 2011 12:07 AM

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Students With Their Aakash Tablet

Finally, the much awaited low-cost Indian tablet PC Aakash has been launched by Govt of India. The earlier unveiled tablet Sakshat has been renamed to Aakash. The world's cheapest tablet, as it's said to be, is completely made in India. Indian Govt aims to provide one full-featured tablet for every student to help reduce digital illiteracy. On the occasion of its launch, 500 Aakash tablets were distributed to children.

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By Shekhar Sahu on 05 October 2011 11:58 PM

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Mr Kapil Sibal, Union minister of Human Resource Development launched world's cheapest tablet PC Aakash. "Aakash will help in eliminating digital illiteracy", he said. Aakash was fully developed and made in India at a plant in Hyderabad. This Indian tablet is powered by Google Android OS 2.2 and has a 7 inch touch screen display. Government will provide 50% subsidy on it and in first phase as pilot project 100,000 tablets will be made available.  The device will be distributed to students through the institutions at which they are studying.

It is planned that 400+ Universities and 20,000 colleges all over India will be connected under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT). The Mission pays for fiber connectivity for each University to connect to the nearest NKN node. NME will also be responsible for creating and providing access to rich education and learning content from Sakshat and other portals.

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