The ultra-low-cost tablet Aakash, the cheapest in the world, has been launched in India. The tablet runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and comes with a 7 inch resistive touch screen with 800×480 resolution and weighs 350 gm.
Akash has a 256 MB of RAM, a 32 GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports. It also comes with a 12-month replacement warranty and supports formats like DOC, DOCX, PDF and PPTX etc and has a standard 3.5 mm headphones jack.
The commercial version will have added features like an inbuilt cellular modem and SIM to access internet and will be available in the market from November for Rs 2999.
The union government will supply the tablet to the students across the country. The device will initially be made available to post-secondary students.