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Aakash tablet: The wait lengthens

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.

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: January 9, 2012  | 11:39 IST

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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