Monday, 5 November 2012

Showcase of Aakash tablet at UN to India on November 28


Indian government's ambitious ultra low cost Aakash Tablet PC will be on display at the United Nations (UN). Message by India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations the United Nations Hardeep Singh Puri he also revealed that the government introduced the highly anticipated equipment will be held on November 28 in the world organization's headquarters. United Nations Secretary General Ban Kimoon Tuli Data Wind CEO Sunit Singh will also attend the event.

Aakash has been described as the most competitively priced tablet computer by an Indian origin entrepreneur Puri said at a news conference to highlight the Council's monthly agenda under India's presidency. According to the official the device would be called “frugal innovation” in UN terminology and it is a “competitively priced innovation”.


The Aakash is one of the major projects for the Indian government. The ultra low cost tablet is aimed at bridging the digital divide in the country. Unveiled in October 2011 the Aakash tablet ran into a spate of controversies even before it could reach the hands of the students and general public.
The launch of the device has been delayed time and again. Union minister Kapil Sibal recently said that the device would be available to students from November.

The government will be coming out with an advanced version of the original Aakash tablet dubbed as the Aakash 2. The new Aakash has better features such as improved processor and longer battery back up (1GHz processor four hour battery time capacitive screen and Android 4.0 operating system.) For more on the Aakash tablet check this out on yellow pages.

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