Remember the $35 budget Aakash tablet from India? Well it looks like there are plans to bring the tablet out of India and into the US. It seems that its manufacturer, DataWind is in talks with Wilco Electronics and presumably Philadelphia officials about the possibility of bringing the tablet into the US for use in under-served schools in Philadelphia. No word on what they plan to do with it, but assuming the upgraded Aakash tablet will be keeping to its $35 price range, it would most definitely be a cheaper alternative to other tablets like the iPad out there.
The successor to the original Aakash tablet is expected to feature a 7” display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a larger 3,200mAh battery and has evolved from a resistive touchscreen to a capacitive touchscreen, making the use of the tablet a lot more easier on the fingers. Just like with other education tablets, we can only assume that it will be used to show videos, administer quizzes, notifications, and allow for students to interact with the tablet at the same time.
- 2013-01-01: Aakash 3 Tablet In The Pipeline?
- 2012-09-24: India's $35 Aakash 2 tablet going on sale next month
- 2012-04-16: Aakash tablet delayed, Datawind ditches supplier
- 2012-04-09: Datawind to deliver Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Aakash 2 tablet?
- 2012-04-06: Aakash tablet could be making its way to under-served Philadelphia schools
- 2012-02-22: Aakash tablet in troubled waters?