Aakash 2 tablet coming in April for $40

Aakash 2 tablet coming in April for $40
Remember the Aakash tablet? It hit the Indian market back in December of 2011 to good demand, and although it was far from a powerful device, it carried a very competitive price tag of about $60. However, even though the Aakash has been around for only several months, its successor is expected to launch no later than next month, as just announced by Indian Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal.

The Aakash 2, as the device is called, has a 700MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, which is a huge improvement over the 366MHz chip found in the previous model. The 7-inch WVGA screen has also been tweaked and is now of the capacitive kind. The 3,200mAh battery should be good for up to three hours of usage, and getting online will be possible either via Wi-Fi or GPRS. Furthermore, the device comes with two full-sized USB ports and can be used as a phone.

As far as pricing goes, students in India will be able to purchase the Aakash 2 for 2,000 Rupees, which is about $40. Not a bad deal, don't you think?

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26 Comments

1. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

pac pad is still better made by pakistan

5. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

typical paki reply to indian tablet :P

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

who wants anything from pakistan. We couldnt trust ya to deliver Osama, how can we trust ya with electronics? :)

16. Karan_Malhotra

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Ohh yeah I Know Pakistan....its the same country who begs money from the mighty United States and use it for cultivating terrorism... Just see their trembling economy....without the help of US they are nothing....

2. nosybummer

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Get your facts right pac pad costs about 200$ they are not even on same league

4. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

A $40 price tag seems like a very solid deal for it's specs.

10. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Will it capture Samsung, Apple market?

13. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

You're funny :). it is basically for student & not for geeks or heavy users

14. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

they made the sequel after testing the 1st version in the universities. Those students told that the tablet lagged way too much to be productive. therefore they upgraded the specs.

17. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

In our college everybody is asking me for registration link of this tablet.....

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