Thursday, 29 November 2012

Review about AKASH tablet

                         Aakash tablet review 

    Aakash tablet, the only Tab that hogged the limelight across the world on its launch and also called the cheapest tablet. This tab has created a revolution in tech world. The manufacturing company has got 14 million bookings in just 14 days . This cheapest tablet was launched by HRD Minister Kapil Silbal on OCt 5th 2011 with the aim to bridge the gap in tech between rich and poor. He said "The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide". The Indian Government handled the project to the UK based company called Datawind. This company is experienced in manufacturing many electronic devices from past 22 years. According to the reports, till now Datawind has got 20 million bookings. The Made in India Tab raised lot of questions when it comes to this product. Datawind is specialized in making mobiles and Internet devices like pocket surfer and many other. To manufacture the tablet in India, the company has set up a manufacturing unit in Medchal (Outskirts of Hyderabad).

How Aakash Tablet is made?

                This is a made in India prouct. How products are made today is they require many components and literally Aakash Tab has 800 components which includes a whole variety of chips, touch panel, plastics, cabling , Screen and alot more.                                                           
The 7 inch screen comes from south korea, micro processor come from us and other components from all over the world, including India and also china. Well, in detail 39-40 % of the components come from south korea, around 24% from China , 16% components are made in India, 16 % components from US and rest from other countries. Then all these components are bought into the factory and they test, build and assemble in the factory. Building, testing and assembling are all done at QUAD Electronic Solution at Hyderabad.  

What's their Aim ?

Their ultimate aim is to bring down the price of the Aakash tablet to $10. MD of QUAD Electronics, Mr. Raminder Singh Soin said, "It is possible and we can do it. It is also high time that the Indian manufacturing companies stand-up and prove that we are capable of doing it. Once we completely indigenise the product, we will be able to bring down the price to $10 or We will make a better Tablet with more specifications and the present Price."

Based on the complaints on Aakash 1, Government and the Company has decided to provide a Tab with better performance and more specifications at the same price and now the upgraded version of Aakash Tab is called Ubislate 7+. 

Government Aim Recently, Government said they need more 2 crore Aakash Tab in comming years and they are releasing new tenders for more companies to come in and manufacture the upgraded version of Aakash Tab along with Datawind.

UbiSlate 7(Aakash) Specifications                            

• Operating System : Android 2.2 Froyo
• Processor : ARM 11 - 366 mHz Processor
• RAM : 256 MB
• Memory : 2 GB Internal Memory / Expandable upto 32 GB
• Battery : 2100 mAh
• Battery Life : 3 Hours 
• Connectivity : Wi-Fi
• SIM & Phone : Not Available
• Micro SD Slot : Available
• Display : 7 Inch 
• Weight : 350 gm 
• Video : Supports MPEG2 / MPEG4 / AVI 
• Audio : MP3 / WMA / AAC / AC3 / WAV / WMA
• Image : Supports : JPEG / PNG / GIF / BMP
• Documents : Supports : PDF /ODP / PPT / XLS / DOCX / DOC / XLSX
• Camera : Not Available
• Price : The Price of Ubislate 7 is Rs.2,500/- (Retail) and Rs. 1,200/- through Government 

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