Aakash; a Made in India
$35 $50 Android tablet just crossed a huge milestone with over 14 lakh (1.4 million) bookings in just 2 weeks. That means they are booking 1,00,000 tablets everyday according to Datawind, the manufacturers of Aakash Tablet PC. This booking is even much higher than the world’s first Tablet Apple’s iPad. Apple sold around 10 lakh iPads in the first 4 weeks. And since the demand for this $50 tablet is continuously increasing, so the Datawind is planning to set up 3 more manufacturing plants in India in Cochin, Noida and Hyderabad.
Well the only reason behind such huge demand is the price of this tablet. These days who’s owns a PC at home can easily afford a Rs.2500 tablet but seriously this Tablet is not at all going to give any competition to any of the high-end Tablets like Apple’s iPad or Sansung Galaxy Tab. A person who’s planning to buy an iPad won’t drop his idea just because a $50 tablet is there in the market.
How to book your Aakash Tablet?
Currently there are two models of Aakash tablet available for Pre-Booking. One is the Aakash (Ubislate 7) which is available now but completely ‘Sold Out’. This is the Wi-Fi only model of this tablet with Arm11-366Mhz microprocessor, 2100 mAh battery and Android 2.2. This model is for Rs.2500.
Another model which will be available in late January is upgraded version Aakash Ubislate7+. This features Cortex A8700Mhz microprocessor, 3200 mAh battery and Android 2.3 with Wi-Fi and a SIM Slot for GPRS. This model will cost you around Rs. 3000 and it’s available for pre-booking.
To book your Aakash Tablet go to this website and click Pre-Book. If you have already booked one then don’t forget to tell us. 😉