Good news for those, who have made pre-orders for buying the first generation of Aakash tablet as Datawind. Your wait is finally over! The makers of Aakash tablet PC, has announced that they will clear all backlog of paid orders for the commercial versions of the tablets within next one and a half month.
DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli reportedly assured that, “All the paid orders (for tablets with) resistive and capacitative (screens) without SIM will be cleared in next 10 days. But the ones that want tablet with SIM will be cleared in 4 to 6 weeks.”
Which mean, – Aakash UbiSlate 7Ri and Aakash 2 UbiSlate 7Ci will be available in the next 10 days and SIM enabled UbiSlate 7R+ and UbiSlate 7C+ will be shipped in six weeks.
Coming to specs, all the 4 tablets are Android 4.0.3 ICS based and have a 7 inch screen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, VGA front camera for video calling, Wi-Fi and mini USB support.
Of the four tablets, UbiSlate 7R+ and 7C+ are SIM-enabled tablets that can be used for making calls in addition to the other features. Both these tablets feature a 3200mAh battery promising 3-4 hours of backup and GRPS support.
Moreover, UbiSlate 7Ri and 7R+ have resistive touchscreen display whereas, UbiSlate 7Ci and 7C+ have capacitive touchscreen displays that responds better than resistive touchscreens.
The initial version of the tablet was launched by Datawind in collaboration with the Indian government in October 2011, UbiSlate 7+ with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 800MHz Cortex A8 processor, 2GB internal storage and 256MB RAM can be upgraded to the new version by paying an additional price of Rs 500.
“It is only for those who have ordered in advance. For those who don’t want to shift, we are supplying the same product. People who don’t want to wait, we are refunding their money,” he said.
He also added that the company is planning to start the mass production of SIM card supporting Aakash tablets in a couple of weeks and that they are currently producing and shipping around 2,500 to 3,000 tablets everyday, but as they receiving additional orders on each passing day, the backlog count is also increasing.