The famous Indian tablet known as Aakash is somewhat of a star, thanks to its incredibly low subsidized price of $35, available only for students, courtesy of the Indian Government. The device is also available for everyone now, not only students, but this time the price is $47 on the tablet maker’s website.
There’s already an upgraded version of the slate out there, called the UbiSlate 7 and priced at $10 more. The original Aakash uses a 7 inch resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, Android 2.2 as the OS, a 366MHz Connexant processor, 256MB of RAM and 2GB of internal memory. There’s also a card slot on board with support for up to 32GB for extra storage, plus WiFi and 2 USB ports. The battery life of this gizmo is about 3 hours and its shipping beggins in one week.
If you wonder what the upgrades are in the case of the UbiSlate 7, know that this unit comes with a 700 MHz Cortex 8 processor, a 3200 mAh battery instead of the 2100 mAh one on the Aakash and SIM/phone functionality. Late January is when these tablets are going to reach their owners.