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Aakash tablet: The wait lengthens

BT Online Bureau     January 9, 2012
The Aakash tablet has seen an overwhelming response in the Indian market. Its manufacturer, DataWind Ltd, said that it is drawing about 1 lakh booking per day and till now total bookings have exceeded 2 million. Aakash manufacturer DataWind says the inventory for Aakash (UbiSlate7) has been sold out and it is not accepting any further bookings for now. The inventory for UbiSlate 7+ (Upgraded Aakash) has been sold out for January and February. The March inventory is now available for booking.

Specifications   Aakash (UbiSlate7)   UbiSlate 7+ (Upgraded Aakash)
Pricing                Rs.2,499/-                Rs.2,999/-
Microprocessor    Arm11 - 366Mhz       Cortex A8 - 700 Mhz
Battery               2100 mAh                3200 mAh
OS                    Android 2.2               Android 2.3
Network                 WiFi                WiFi & GPRS (SIM & Phone functionality)

The UbiSlate7+ is an Android 2.3 touch screen tablet that has a HD video co-processor for a high-quality multimedia experience and core graphics accelerator for faster application support.  The device includes WiFi connectivity and support for optional 3G modems.  Two full-sized USB ports are integrated into the unit allowing pen-drives, external keyboards, web-cams, dongles and other inexpensive peripherals to be attached.  

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