Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s permanent representative to the UN has claimed that a presentation of the famous $35 tablet Aakash from India will be held at UN. That will take place towards the end of the current month and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will also be there.
Canada-based Datawind is the company making and supplying the tablets and their CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli will be present at the meeting as well. Aakash is seen as one of the most affordable tablets in the world and it fits the Indian market perfectly. With a subsidy from the government making it $35, it’s very accessible for schools and other learning institutions. Aakash was launched in October last year by the Indian government and a new version of the tablet will debut on November 11th with Android 4.0 and a 1 GHz processor.
It will also provide 4 hours of battery life and a capacitive screen this time. The Aakash has the purpose of offering a basic level of functionality and allowing students to read e-textbooks, do web searches, watch videos and use learning apps. The commercial version of Aakash is called Ubislate and also comes with SIM slots and data functionality, plus a price around $54.