The world’s cheapest tablet a.k.a Aakash, is already successful. Selling at $41 (INR 2500) a piece, there are over 1.4 million orders placed since its launch in India on December 14th, 2011!
The device is powered by an ARM 11 processor and runs on Android 2.2 operating system. It also features an external 2GB storage card, 256Mb RAM and even two USB ports. Aakash is being jointly developed by London-based Datawind and the Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan.
It seems the price of the device may further come down to a ridiculous $35 a piece! “The price of what has been dubbed “the world’s cheapest computer” should fall to $35 and could even be hammered down as low as $10, DataWind has said.
The Aakash is part of a push to increase the number of students in higher education and to give them the technological skills needed to further boost the country’s recent rapid economic growth.”