Datawind, which is the manufacturer of the Aakash tablet has cheated people by not delivering the promised tablets. Datawind has reportedly taken huge sums of money from people in the form of Aakash tablet pre-bookings. People who have booked the Aakash months ago are yet to receive it.
Customers who have pre-ordered the tablet have expressed their frustrations. One such customer from Punjab had reportedly paid Rs 2999 and had pre-booked the Ubislate 7. But till date the tablet PC hasn't been delivered. Not only this, many people all over India, especially the student community have not received their tablets and are angry with the lethargic attitude of Datawind. The Indian H.R.D Minister Kapil Sibal continues to make tall claims about the Aakash tablet and its reachability.
An upgraded version of the Ubislate called Ubislate+ is also on the cards and deliveries of this tablet are expected to start from May this year. People are in a confusion over how Datawind will supply the Ubislate 7+ when there are lakhs of Ubislate versions pending for delivery.
All in all, people who have pre-booked the Aakash now want their money back.
At least now, the Government needs to take steps to ensure that people who have pre-booked the Aakash tablet receive them.
If you have pre-booked the Aakash tablet and are awaiting delivery, check out the Datawind website through which you can contact the company and place your queries. You can e-mail your queries to Datawind at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also find out the status of your Aakash tablet by contacting Datawind's toll free number 1800-180-2180.