Okay, Apple has the iPad2 starting at $499… Barnes & Noble has the Color Nook at $249… and then Amazon comes along and introduces the Kindle Fire at $199… Wow! Can these tablets possibly get any cheaper? YES! Now India has introduced the Aakash Android Tablet which will be sold to their students at a government subsidized price of only $35.00! The Aakash was developed by the British company DataWind and is being manufactured entirely in India. It’s being billed as, “India’s gift to the world’s children – and an anti-poverty tool.” Initial reviewers said the touch-screen is a little “touch resistive,” and it runs a little slow… but it works!
The Android 2.2 WiFi enabled Aakash has a 7-inch color 800 x 480 touch-screen display, 256MB RAM, 660 MHz processor, and a 32GB expandable memory. It offers two USB 2.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Battery life is about 3 hours from the 2100mAh battery. A commercial version is expected to be available later this year and will retail for about $60. The commercial version will have a cellular modem and SIM to access internet. It’s unknown if the Aakash will be made available to the US market.
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