I know it sounds strange, but the Indian tablet that was supposed to cost $35 is here and now it’s priced at $60. The equivalent of this amount, in local currency is Rs 2,999 and the product’s name is Aakash.
Of course, just like most of these projects turn out, this a rebranded model of an already exiting slate, the Ubislate 7 from Datawind. This is the same company responsible for the Pocketsurfer, in case you’re wondering. The specs of the Aakash include a 7 inch 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen, a 366 MHz Connexant CPU and 256MB of RAM.
2GB of internal memory plus a microSD card slot are taking care of the storage space and the OS of choice here is Android 2.2 Froyo. The Getjar market is also available and the battery life is pretty short: 3 hours or even less with HD video playback. At least you have WiFI 802.11 a/b/g connectivity and a GPRS modem… The picture below also shows a keyboard folio accessory for the tablet, priced at $7.