Finally India has launched its own so claimed cheapest computer tablet in the world. It will come to the market in December with expected consumer end price of ₹1400-1700. Laced with many advance features such as touch-screen, Wi-Fi and HDMI, the tablet runs on Android 2.2 operating system.

Many key features are quite impressive but I am not happy with some of the limiting configuration. For students and less-needy person it is good. But a bit broader user may not expect it up to his needs.

"Aakash" Tablet configuration

Price Range₹1400-2500 (Expected)
Screen7" (800x480 pixels) resistive touch-screen
CPU366 MHz processor
GPUon chip Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
RAM256 MB DDR2
Storage2GB (Internal) Flash memory, expandable up to 32 GB (micro SD)
Power Consumption2 Watts
Internal BatteryNon-removable 2100mAh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Charging SourceSolar charging, AC adapter
Expected Battery RuntimeUp to 3 hrs.
ConnectivityWi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g, GPRS
PortsEthernet, 2x USB 2.0, mini SD card slot, SIM card slot
Multimedia InterfacesHDMI, 3.5mm Headphone jack, Video out
Warranty1 year
Dimensions190.5x118.5x15.7mm
Weight350 gm

Software Configuration

Operating SystemAndroid 2.2
Application SoftwareWeb browser, video conferencing, media player and word processing software
Browser CapabilityJava Script, PDF, JRE, online video streaming, Flash players

File Formats Supported

ImagePNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
AudioMP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
VideoMPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
DocumentPDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
OtherTXT, ZIP

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