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Aakash maker DataWind enters Indian smartphone market with PocketSurfer range starting at Rs 3,499

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In October 2011, DataWind Ltd, a wireless web access products and services developer, took the world by storm by launching the world’s cheapest tablet called Aakash for Rs 2,500. The tablet was built in partnership with IIT Rajasthan, but turned out to be a super flop. However, this did not stop t...

Another Indian Tablet With An ‘Attitude’; To Take On Aakash & UbiSlate

The Indian Tablet market has witnessed the entry of a number of new players in the recent past and lots of them have opted to target the low-price segment with cheap Tablet offerings. The latest to join is Telmoco Development Labs Pvt Ltd, a technology startup company based in Kerala’s IT hub Tech...

27 April, 2012 | More »

Noida Co Launches Tablets With Discounted BSNL Data Plans; One Of Them A Rival Of Low-cost UbiSlate

Noida-based hardware company Pantel Technologies Pvt Ltd and state-owned telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) have together launched a low cost Tablet T-Pad IS701R. Although, the specifications are nothing to write home about in terms of design or specifications, what caught our imagination ...

28 February, 2012 | More »

India’s First Cloud-based Tablet For Students Unveiled

After partnering with Datawind to launch the world’s cheapest Tablet Aakash, the government has gone ahead and unveiled India’s first Cloud-based Tablet called the ‘e-tutor Tablet’. Like Aakash, this Tablet is also for students albeit this time it is for school students from class 1st to 12t...

31 January, 2012 | More »

Aakash Can Be A Standalone Platform Like iPad: Suneet Singh Tuli, DataWind CEO

DataWind Ltd, widely known as the maker of world’s cheapest Tablet Aakash, is riding high on its initial success. The Tablet device, launched with the aim of doing away with the digital divide in India, has got a ‘massive’ response, to say the least. The company, which was expecting to sell ar...

16 January, 2012 | More »

India Needs 220M Low Cost Tablets; Govt May Invite Bids From Companies Other Than Datawind

For Datawind Ltd, the maker of world’s cheapest tablet PC Aakash, the order by India’s Ministry of Human Resources for one lakh tablets, is only a teaser. The ministry will require no less than 220 million additional units for distributing them to students at subsidised prices. A ministr...

16 January, 2012 | More »

DataWind Rides High On Aakash Mania; But Will It Deliver?

When anyone mentions the word Tablet, the first thing that comes to mind is Apple’s iPad. That is the power of the innovator brand. But not everyone can afford the hefty price tag that accompanies the high-end product. Enter a Canadian firm DataWind, run by an entrepreneur of Indian origin, wi...

13 January, 2012 | More »

Now A Stationery Firm Launches Education Tablet!

Tablet makers appear to see a big market for selling devices to students. After Datawind’s blockbuster launch of the world’s cheapest Tablet Aakash and the more recent launch of Classpad, it is the turn of E-class Education System Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of public listed stationery produc...

5 January, 2012 | More »

Low-cost Tablet Aakash Available For Online Purchase; Ubislate Launching Next Month

The world’s cheapest Tablet is now available for online purchase, and anyone can purchase it this time around (not just students). The ‘Aakash’ Tablet, priced at only Rs 2,500, was launched by Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resources & Development, Communications & Information Technolo...

14 December, 2011 | More »