After a long wait, finally Aakash tablet is for sale.
Yes, you can purchase Aakash tablet online at aakashtablet.com from 16th Decemeber 2011.
Yesterday, Datawind CEO Suneet Tuli said that they have put up 30,000 Aakash tablet on sale at an online selling price of Rs. 2,500. It can be purchased directly from the website; tablets would be delivered 7 days after booking.
While talking to ET, he said “We have put up on sale about 30,000 tablets online, which will have a cash on delivery of 7 days. We have achieved pre-sale orders of about 400,000 tablets from individuals and corporates. But current supplies will only be limited for individual buyers”.
The other version of Aakash tablet, UbiSlate 7 (or commercial version of Aakash) which has a faster processor, better RAM and improved battery would be available for online sale in late January 2012. It’s online selling price is expected to be around Rs 3200.
Government is also planning to distribute the tablets to colleges and schools who pre-booked the tablets. Currently, Government has access to just 10,00 tablets while 90,000 more are required.
Aakash tablet has been a revelation since launch with many other countries expressing interest in purchasing the low cost tablet.
Aakash tablet is being further tweaked to provide faster processor, improved RAM and battery power. Cost would be the same. Aakash-2, the next version of Aakash is expected to be in the market by Feb-March 2012.