Today, on wednesday Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal launched World’s cheapest tablet AKASH in the presence of students in New Delhi. An extremely delighted Sibal said that India demonstrates to the world that it has not faltered in its resolve to secure the future of the children.
It is a complete mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant, integrated into a flat touch screen and primarily operated by touching the screen. Initial price of this tablet is $35 (Rupees 1750). It can be used for functions like word processing, web browsing and video conferencing by students. Akash manufactured by DataWind has a 7’Android 2.2 touch screen and a HD video co- processor. The government intends to deliver 10 million tablets to students across India.