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Aakash 2 tablet coming in April for $40

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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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posted on 16 Mar 2012, 05:54 2

1. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

pac pad is still better made by pakistan

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 06:22 21

5. karas (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

typical paki reply to indian tablet :P

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 07:00 17

11. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 00:22 2

16. Karan_Malhotra (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Feb 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....

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 06:01 12

2. nosybummer (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 06:07 14

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 06:58 4

10. windowsRocks (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

Will it capture Samsung, Apple market?

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 09:04 6

13. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 09:16 2

14. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 00:34 1

17. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

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

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