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Akash Tablet is the World’s Cheapest Tablet, $ 35

The wait for the world’ acclaimed cheapest tablet smartphone, Akash Tablet has come to an end – there is no more waiting again. The Government of India has finally released $35 worth Aakash tablet which many has rated to be one of the top cheapest tablet ever in history even before its official release. At a press conference in the capital, the HRD minister, Kapil Sibal, released the Aakash tablet, with the price tag of Rs. 2,999. The Aakash tablet will be made available for students at a subsidized price, which would bring down its normal value to $35 (Rs. 17,00) – making it to become the cheapest tablet ever in history.

akash tablet


Manufacturer DataWind, India
Operating System Google’s Android v2.2 Froyo
Battery 2100 mAh lithium polymer battery/ Can run about 180 mins on battery alone
Procesor 366 MHz processor, on chip graphics accelerator & HD Video processor
Memory 2GB (Internal) , Expandable upto 32 GB micro SD
Display 7-inch at an 800*480 resolution
Screen Touch type Multi-touch resistive touchscreen display
Connectivity Wi-Fi EEE 802.11 a/b/g connectivity
Weight 350 gm
Network GPRS

Cool Features of Akash Tablet

  • It is very cheap especially when compared to the current tablets in the market
  • It can work as a normal phone if there’s a SIM card and headphone in it
  • GPRS and Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Ability to work as a 3G data enable dongle
  • Extended memory up to 32 GB micro SD
  • USB port.
  • PDF viewer, Text editor
  • Multimedia and Image Display
  • Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, XLS, PPT, PPTX, XLSX, ODT, ODP
  • Image viewer supported formats: PNG, BMP, JPG and GIF
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, AC3, WAV, WMA, AAC,
  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, AVI, FLV, MPEG4
  • Web browser (xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant)
  • It has a separate application for YouTube video and others
  • Sandards compliance: CE certification/RoHS certification

Though, it is still tag as the top cheapest tablet, the tablet does not have an in-built camera still, and there is no GPS capability.The phone processor is very slow and it is not good for the techie guys out there especially for those who are looking to do every thing at the same time, multi-tasking.

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  1. Mitch Ribak

    November 20, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Can’t believe my eyes and ears, so cheap!! for a tab, its even cheaper than throwaway price. I wonder whether it’ll enter the Guinness book of records. The expensive ones always comes stuffed with more features but for a mere $35 the Akash tab has good features.

    • Olawale Daniel

      November 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      I think so, that would be great then 🙂

  2. Atish

    November 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Yes its great for Indian Students.

    • Olawale Daniel

      November 21, 2011 at 3:06 am

      Thanks friend for that

  3. Imran Soudagar

    April 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Akash tablet is great for students and also I think it will be only available in India.


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