We may have given up on Aakash but the Government of India and the supplier of world’s cheapest tablet are still in high spirits about the device. shortly after making an broadcast about delivering the promised 100,000 units of Aakash 2, Datawind has announced that it can provide the upgraded type of the apparatus, Aakash 3, at Rs 2500 per unit.
According to a Tech 2 report, Suneet Singh Tuli, head boss agent, Datawind, a Canadian firm, said, “As per my data, the managing group on Aakash tablets is looking to higher type of the apparatus at Rs 2,500 a piece and we are ready to agree the price on alignment for every 10 lakh units.”
Though the original Aakash was marred by controversies, non-performance and non-delivery matters, Datawind could organise to deliver the 100,000 parts of Aakash 2 last week. The consignment encompasses 98,000 flats of Aakash 2 devices and 2000 flats of parts, with Datawind’s recommendations of Aakash 3. The business has supplemented a SIM slot to the ‘proposed’ Aakash 3 tablets for calling capabilities.
Tuli said, “We have set up an LCD touchscreen unit in Amritsar. thus, Datawind will obey with the norms of 30 per cent value supplement in the merchandise from India. I would like government to firmly apply it. It is good for the country and will boost electronics constructing in the country.”
Aakash 3 is anticipated to reach in mid-2013, as revealed by the company on its authorized website. The business has suggested embedded cellular modem to accommodate a regular SIM business business card and offer Internet connectivity in Aakash 3.