The Aakash Ubislate is a tablet that is sponsored by the Indian government. The tablet has sold out in a week after the device went for sale. The original Ubislate is priced at about $45. The device is believed to have been purchased mostly by students.
“We have closed bookings for Aakash and opened online pre-bookings for the second generation Aakash tablet,” stated an Aakash spokesperson.
The second generation Aakash tablet is called the Ubislate 7 and it retails for $55 (2,999 INR). The Ubislate 7 measures at 7 inches and has GORS and WiFi. You can also connect to the Internet on the go through a SIM card slot. The Ubislate 7 has Android 2.3, Cortex A8 700 MHz processor, and supports HD video playback.
The Ubislate tablets are built through a partnership between the Indian government and London-based Datawind. The device is manufactured by QUAD, a company with a manufacturing plant in Hyderabad, India that can build about 1,000 devices per day.
[Hindu Business Line]