Aakash tablet

Datawind in talks for new smartphone manufacturing units

Datawind, maker of the world's cheapest tablet Aakash, on Wednesday said it is in talks with contract manufacturers to make smartphones at three locations in the country.

Mar 18, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Datawind to launch Rs 2,000 smartphone with free Internet

The company said the device will be based on Android operating system and have a 3.5 inch size.

Sep 18, 2014, 16:34 PM IST

DataWind to offer UbiSlate Tablet PCs, Smartphones through Spice Retail’s HotSpots

This new partnership comes close on the heels of DataWind’s partnership with another major retail chain in southern India.

Sep 05, 2014, 23:53 PM IST

DataWind offers 1 year free BSNL internet on UbiSlate tabs

The company was first to make tablet PC Aakash, which cost the government Rs 2,276 per unit.

Jul 17, 2014, 23:33 PM IST

Aakash 4 to be available in for Rs 3,999 in 1.5 mths: Sibal

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said low-cost tablet PC Aakash 4 will be available in the market in around one and a half months for Rs 3,999.

Feb 17, 2014, 21:03 PM IST

Aakash tablet my unfulfilled dream: Sibal

Calling low-cost tablet PC Aakash his unfulfilled dream, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said he has pursued the project despite not getting support from some government departments and that the tender for manufacturing the latest version will be finalised in January.

Dec 24, 2013, 15:49 PM IST

After Aakash, DataWind launches low cost phablets

The 'UbiSlate 7Cx' is the company's cheapest 7-inch tablet with cellular connectivity, allowing internet access with a regular SIM, Datawind said.

Oct 09, 2013, 21:17 PM IST

CAG pulls up HRD Ministry on Aakash tablet project

CAG slammed HRD Ministry for shortcomings in Aakash tablet project, raising questions over "arbitrary" selection of IIT, Rajasthan to launch scheme without assessing capacity to undertake the work.

Sep 06, 2013, 18:16 PM IST

Aakash 4 to be available by January 2014: Sibal

Government has finalised specifications of next version of low-cost tablet Aakash which would be ready by January 2014, Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said Friday.

Aug 02, 2013, 18:37 PM IST

Datawind enters into partnerships with CricHQ

This partnership will see Datawind pre-installing the CricHQ app on all their tablet devices.

Jul 06, 2013, 10:37 AM IST

Proposed Aakash 4 specs are a step back

The Aakash project to develop an ultra-low-cost tablet is now into its second phase, past the prototypes.

Jul 04, 2013, 14:24 PM IST

Aakash 4 to have calling facility, 4G services support

The next model of low-cost tablet under Aakash project will possess calling facility and high speed 4G services support, as per specifications released by government.

Jul 01, 2013, 22:44 PM IST

Specifications for Aakash 4 to be finalised soon

The government is likely to finalise soon the specifications for the fourth version of low-cost tablet PC Aakash.

Jun 02, 2013, 14:33 PM IST

Ready to supply next Aakash tablet at Rs 2500 apiece: Datawind

After completing supply of 1 lakh units of Aakash tablets to IIT Bombay for Rs 2,263 apiece, Datawind Friday said it is ready to provide the next version of the device at a tentative price of Rs 2,500 apiece.

May 03, 2013, 21:55 PM IST

Have shipped all 1 lakh Aakash units to govt: Datawind

Datawind had won the contract to supply 1 lakh unit of Aakash tablets priced at USD 49.98 apiece in 2011, translated into a price of Rs 2,276 at that time.

May 01, 2013, 21:37 PM IST

FISAT to contribute in bettering Aakash Tablet

The Kerala-based Federal Institute of Science And Technology will contribute 25 new project ideas to IIT Bombay, for bettering Aakash Tablet.

Apr 24, 2013, 13:43 PM IST

Aakash tablet to be delivered by month-end: Datawind

"We expect to complete supply of around around 70,000 units by end of the week. Rest of the units will be supplied in 14 to 15 days," Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli said.

Apr 07, 2013, 18:19 PM IST

DataWind launches tablet PC UbiSlate 7C+; available online at Rs 5,999

UbiSlate 7C+ Edge runs Android v4.0 mobile OS Ice Cream Sandwich.

Mar 28, 2013, 09:24 AM IST

New and improved version of Aakash tablet in the works

Improved version of the Aakash tablet is on the anvil after the successful launch of three versions, a "fantastic initiative" of the HRD ministry, HRD minister M M Pallam Raju said here Sunday.

Mar 24, 2013, 18:17 PM IST

Aakash tablet is alive and kicking: Kapil Sibal

A day after HRD Minister Pallam Raju expressed concerns over future of Aakash, IT and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the project for the low-cost computing device is "alive and kicking" and work is on for its third and fourth versions.

Mar 23, 2013, 19:37 PM IST