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India’s cheapest tablet turns out to be an electronic brick

By Fri, Jan 13, 2012 5:05PM UTC 7 Comments

Aakash tablet, the cheapest tablet in the world, previously supposed to be an educational tool for millions of students, could soon be junked. Trust me that sentence wasn’t easy to write. A game of ping pong going on between Datawind (the maker of the tablet) and the Indian government. Datawind  has delivered only 30000 tablets...

Aakash tablet: Overhyped, overbooked and delayed

By Wed, Jan 04, 2012 11:36AM UTC 5 Comments

Remember the world’s cheapest tablet to be coming out of some factory in India? Yes, the Aakash tablet. We have got some news about it. It is making waves if we go by the mainstream media. There was news that quite a few governments have been making frantic calls to Kapil Sibal on how can...

10 reasons India’s $35 tablet is destined for failure

By Tue, Oct 11, 2011 10:31PM UTC 23 Comments

I am rather late in writing on the $35 tablet computer but that was a deliberate decision. I didn’t think there was anything positive to write about Aakash, claimed to be the “cheapest” touch-screen tablet PC in the world. The Indian government, which commissioned the tablet’s development and manufacture, should have learnt from the performance...