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Aakash 2: Kapil Sibal Gifts Gujarat CM Narendra Modi the Budget Tablet
Early this week, there were reports suggesting that the Aakash 2 – the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet will be available from October after prolonged delays. Today Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has been gifted with two Aakash 2 tablets by the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, as mentioned in previous reports.
According to a recent Times of India report, in a letter to Modi, Sibal has expressed that "Education is a collaborative venture beyond the pale of politics and we need to work together in the best interests of the children of the country.”
Early this month, several reports from numerous sources claimed that Modi took a dig at the low-cost dream tablet of the Indian government as a part of an election campaigning.
Modi was quoted saying that, "Kash [If only] this Aakash tablet could land on earth, then the lie [promise of free laptops] they [Congress] are spreading now would hold some weight".
Also, on September 5 – Teacher's Day, Modi claimed that, "Eleven months have passed, but no Aakash tablet has come down to earth ... Now I realize why this gizmo is named 'Aakash.”
It is to be noted that Aakash 2 is all set to be released into the market starting from October 5. Also, manufacturer is delivering 1,500 to 2,000 units of the tablet almost every day to meet the demands.
Talking about the specification of the Aakash 2, the tablet will sport a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, front facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery. Moreover, Aakash 2 will run on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.