India has launched a touch screen tablet computer priced at just $35
(world's cheapest tablet)
Commercial version of the tablet, priced at $60, expected to hit stores later this year
.Telecom and HRD minister Kapil Sibal
launched the tablet - Aakash - priced at $35 (Rs 1,750)
for students pursuing graduation.Aakash developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Rajasthan)
.Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) the 7-inch tablet has a resistive multi touch screen and Conexant CPU with HD Video and accelerated graphics.
Manufactured by UK based DataWind, branded as UBSLATE and renamed as the Aakash tablet weighs 350 grams and has 256 MB of RAM and 32 GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports
."The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide," Sibal said"Our goal was to break the price barrier for computing and internet access," DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli told the BBC.
Processor: CPU 366 MHz processor ; Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800x480 pixel resolution
Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.
OS: Android 2.2
Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
PDF viewer, Text editor
Multimedia and Image Display
Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
Communication and Internet
Separate application for online YouTube video
Safety and other standards compliance
CE certification / RoHS certification
Other: Additional Web Browser: UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.