Aakash 2

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

Speed up internet connectivity before Aakash releases: Pallam

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.

Feb 02, 2013, 18:24 PM IST

Aakash tablet price to come down to $35 soon: Sibal

The Minister added that next version of the tablet will also have Skype, an application used for making voice calls using Internet connection and does not necessarily require a SIM.

Dec 12, 2012, 14:46 PM IST

Aakash-2 tablets in the first phase not for students: Govt

The advanced version of low cost access device Aakash-2 tablet was launched by President Pranab Mujherjee on occasion of National Education Day on November 11, this year.

Dec 05, 2012, 17:29 PM IST

Aakash manufacturer dismisses controversy over Chinese parts

The Aakash 2 tablet, hailed as an example of Indian innovation, was unveiled at the UN headquarters by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday on the occasion of India's Presidency of the Security Council.

Nov 29, 2012, 14:52 PM IST

Aakash assembled, programmed in India: Datawind

"This was well discussed and we got approval prior to shipping. The initial devices were assembled and programmed at our facilities in New Delhi and Amritsar," it said.

Nov 24, 2012, 19:57 PM IST

Aakash 2 - Made in China?

A source close to the firm claims that DataWind had nothing to do with either the tablet design or its manufacturing.

Nov 24, 2012, 18:13 PM IST

Aakash 2 launched; priced at Rs 1130

It has been developed under the aegis of IIT Bombay with the active support of C-DAC. Datawind is rolling out the device.

Nov 11, 2012, 10:54 AM IST

Aakash-II gets a thumbs up from Ministers

Aakash-II tablets, which will be officially launched by President Pranab Mukherjee here on education day on November 11, were sent to all ministers as well as state chief ministers for their views and suggestions.

Oct 22, 2012, 18:28 PM IST

New Aakash tablet to be available from Nov 11

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said the new version of the low-cost Aakash tablet PC is expected to be available to students on November 11.

Oct 08, 2012, 20:15 PM IST

Aakash 2 supply to IIT Bombay started; launch in Oct

Datawind said it has started supplying the new version of the tablet to IIT Bombay and it is likely to be launched in October.

Sep 23, 2012, 16:01 PM IST

Aakash 2 all set for a ‘revolutionary’ comeback

Likely to be launch in early October, Aakash 2 has been termed ‘World changing indeed’ by Forbes magazine.

Sep 20, 2012, 10:57 AM IST

Aakash 2 to be available soon: Govt

An upgraded version of Aakash-- Aakash 2, the low cost tablet billed as the cheapest computer in the world for students and the teaching community, is set to be launched "very soon", HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said Sunday.

Aug 12, 2012, 19:22 PM IST

Aakash 2 unveiled; to hit markets soon

UK-based Datawind, which had submitted about 100 tablets to IIT-Bombay for testing, said the government has approved the specifications for the upgraded version and it will be launched soon in the market.

Jun 25, 2012, 20:08 PM IST

IIT-Bombay testing upgraded Aakash: Datawind

Datawind has submitted 100 samples to IIT-Bombay and the institute is expected to provide a feedback in a couple of weeks.

Jun 12, 2012, 20:33 PM IST

Aakash 2 specifications by June-end: Sibal

The specifications for revised version of the world's cheapest tablet PC - Aakash 2 will be finalised by month-end, Union Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has said.

Jun 03, 2012, 11:26 AM IST

Aakash Tablet: When will I get my tab?

Pitch in for an OPEN LETTER.

May 26, 2012, 16:48 PM IST

Upgraded Aakash tablet to be launched next month: Sibal

A faster and enhanced version of low-cost tablet PC, Aakash, would be launched next month, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday.

Apr 17, 2012, 15:21 PM IST

Aakash tablet modified version to be out in May

The tablet PC was being tested and based on feedback from students commercial production would be taken up.

Apr 02, 2012, 16:38 PM IST

Aakash II to be launched in April: Sibal

Sibal said during Question Hour in Lok Sabha that Datawind will supply one lakh high speed tablets with a longer battery life and better screen.

Mar 14, 2012, 13:41 PM IST