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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Aakash 3 may come with SIM slot, more exciting apps

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.

Datawind to clear all paid orders for Aakash tablet PC in 6 weeks

Datawind, the maker of Aakash tablet PC, has said it will clear all backlog of paid orders for the commercial version of tablet within next six weeks.

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.

After Modi taunt, Sibal sends him 2 Aakash tablets

"We have sent the devices to the chief minister. He lives in netherworld, I have shown him on land that Aakash is in your hand," he told reporters here Friday.

India proposes JV with Turkmenistan to manufacture Aakash

India on Tuesday proposed forming a joint venture with Turkmenistan to manufacture low-cost tablet 'Aakash' for supply to students in the CIS nation.

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.

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.

Aakash Tablet: When will I get my tab?

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Datawind launches tablet PC at Rs 3,000

UK-based Datawind which had bagged a contract for supplying low-cost tablet 'Aakash' to the government, Thursday launched two such computing devices in the price range of Rs 3,000-4,000, considered to be amongst the cheapest in the market.

Not violated agreement, Datawind yet to pay: Quad Electronics

Quad Electronics, the contract manufacturer of world's cheapest tablet Aakash, Monday said it has not been paid for its work by the tablet maker, Datawind.

Aakash tab maker alleges Quad violated agreement, serves notice

Datawind, the maker of the world's cheapest tablet Aakash, Sunday said it owns the copyright of the tablet and alleged that contract manufacturer Quad Electronics was violating its right by signing a direct agreement with IIT-Rajasthan for development of the device.

Aakash tablet's new version all set to be launched next month

The new tablet would have a better 3200m AH battery with a three hour battery backup, a 700 MHz Cortex A8 processor and a capacitive touch screen which would get over the earlier issues observed in the tablets.

Micromax unveils tablet PC 'FunBook' at Rs 6,499

Mobile phone maker Micromax has forayed into the burgeoning tablet PC market with its 'FunBook' priced at Rs 6,499.

IIT Jodhpur loses Aakash deal to IIT Bombay

IIT Jodhpur has lost the ambitious Aakash tablet deal to IIT Bombay, an Indian newspaper reported.

Aakash tablet powers DataWind to win UK’s innovation award

DataWind, the maker of low-cost tablet UbiSlate, has been presented the UK's most innovative mobile company award by the British government.