New Delhi, Dec 20 (TruthDive): Aakash tablet was released online a week before, by DataWind in India. Datawind has sold out all the tablets what is touted as the world’s cheapest tablet. However, the company highlights that its UbiSlate 7, the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet, is still available for pre-booking.
It is estimated that more than 8,000 tablet PCs are sold every day in India. With the arrival of Aakash, the existing low-cost tablet market in India is expected to get a huge fillip.
Android-based Aakash tablet is priced at Rs. 2,500. The online users had a chance to book Aakash tablet from the official site, with a delivery period of seven days.
The company had announced availability of 30,000 tablets online as pre-booking offer. Though the exact number of tablets booked on the website is not confirmed, overwhelming response is evident with Datawind closing the bookings within a week.
Scheduled to be launched in January next year, UbiSlate is priced at Rs. 2,999 and comes with an upgraded version of Android operating system.
The UbiSlate 7 gives you an upgraded operating system and battery life. Also, you get the Wi-Fi and 3G, with its SIM functionality also extending to voice calls. The UbiSlate 7 costs you just Rs. 499 more than the Aakash.
“Datawind first wants to build its name in the education sector before diversifying and catering to corporates”, said Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind.
In a previous report, which came out during the online launch, it was mentioned that Datawind had put up as many as 30,000 units of the Aakash tablet for sale. Now, with these figures coming in, it is clear that the tablet is being readily lapped up by students and enterprising educators.
Considering the massive response to the Aakash, we are expecting similar response to the UbiSlate 7 when it is launched next month. Meanwhile, DataWind has not provided any information when the Aakash will be available again or when the tablet will hit the retail shelves.