Aakash Tablet was launched on 5 Oct 2011 by Union Minister Kapil Sibal. It is most cost effective Tablet computer in the world. Mumbai University students will be the first ones to get the cheapest Android powered Aakash Tablet at a discounted price of Rs. 1,138. The main aim of this Tablet is to provide education through technology with affordable prices in country. In future Indian Government has planned to provide Aakash tablet at a discount of more than 50% to students of more than 100 universities in India. It is also available in Indian Retail market with cheapest Prices.
The Aakash Tablet may be a cheapest tablet PC with a 7-inch screen, ARM 11 processor and a pair of 256 MB RAMS running beneath the mechanical man 2.3 OS. It 2 (USB) universal serial bus ports and delivers high definition (HD) quality video.
Ministry of Human Resource Development under the unparalleled vision of Union HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal, announced the launch of a low cost tablet computer called Aakash in a tie up with DataWind and Indian company Quad. The manufacturing company of these low cost tablets commercially is known as UbiSlate 7.
HRD Ministry has launched Aakash Tablet 2 - the new version of India's cheapest tablet Aakash, which was trashed by both users and reviewers for its poor performance. The new Aakash 2 tablet is available at a subsidised price of Rs 1,130 for Indian students, while Datawind is delivering the tablet to the HRD Ministry at Rs 2,263.