Akash tablet has been jointly developed by India along with Britain based company Data Wind. The tablet will run Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) and features 7"LCD screen that operates at 800x480 resolution. The tab has 256 MB RAM and 32GB expandable memory slot along with two USB ports. The Akash tablet also comes with a 12 month of replacement warranty.
The battery used in the tablet lasts for only three hours which has not been liked by the tab users but considering its low price it will definitely be applauded in the circle of students. The students can download the relevant study materials from the net and will get rid from the burden of carrying the heavy books every time in the bags. Furthermore, 1000 institutes are being connected with Wi-Fi networks so that students can avail the services of internet 24x7. Akash also possesses Multimedia player which will help the students to relax their minds after hectic classes.
The device is set to be sold at a government-subsidized rate of Rs, 1,400 to 100,000 college students. For general buyers the tablet will be available at Rs, 3000. To market the initiative, Datawind is planning to sell the tab in partnership with telecos with Rs 99 per- month internet services.