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Domestic vendors to bid for Aakash 4 but Rs 2,500 a challenge

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 19:13

Canadian phone maker Datawind which has supplied about 1,00,000 low-cost Aakash tablets to the government till date says that it would be a challenge to supply the device at Rs 2,500 a unit due to rupee volatility and other factors.

Aakash 4 production to start in Jan, price to come down: Sibal

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 19:51

Sibal said he expects the price of this cheapest tablet to further fall by about Rs 1,000 next year.

Aakash 2 tablet launched in UK; priced at 30 pounds

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 19:44

The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UK-based company Datawind, is based on Aakash 2, which is mainly used by students in India and was designed to provide cheap internet access to help improve education.

Aakash 4 will be ready by next year: HRD ministry

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:12

The tablet, estimated at USD 35 per piece, will be provided to students at a subsidised rate.

Aakash 4 to be available by January 2014: Sibal

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 18:37

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.

Proposed Aakash 4 specs are a step back

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 14:24

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

Aakash 4 to have calling facility, 4G services support

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 22:44

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.

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

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 21:55

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.

Have shipped all 1 lakh Aakash units to govt: Datawind

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 21:37

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.

Aakash's fate uncertain, govt says 'failure' in production

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 18:30

The fate of the much touted low- cost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government Friday conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production.

Speed up internet connectivity before Aakash releases: Pallam

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 18:24

Union HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju on Saturday asked educational institutions in Jharkhand to work on high speed internet connectivity against the backdrop of distribution of Akash tablets across the country.

Aakash 3 may come with SIM slot, more exciting apps

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 12:15

About 50 lakh 'Aakash 3' tablets are expected to be rolled out in the next phase, the global tender for which may be floated in February next year.