Aakash 3 to hit stores with SIM slot support and New Apps in February 2013

By Gizbot Bureau

    The new low cost tablet Aakash 3 is sure to bring a lot of happiness to its users as the developers are planning to come up with a SIM slot for the phone along with many exciting features. The major attraction is that all this comes within the existing price band.

    The global tender is expected to be floated in February next year and about 50 lakh Aakash tablets are to be rolled out in the next phase. The members involved in developing the third version of Aakash say the new inclusions will make the device self-sufficient.


    According to a committee member, the aim behind engineering this tablet is to draw in the usage of tablets in educational system. Computer giants seem amazed about the potentialities' of Aakash 3 and many are eager to participate in the venture.

    Aakash 3 to hit stores with SIM slot support and New Apps in 2013

    The features of Aakash 3 include a fast processor supporting both Linux and Android with advanced memory options and a SIM card slot. A number of Professors and Students from IIT-Bombay and IIT Madras are involved in the project along with hundreds of partners in making of Aakash 3. The service is supposed to have a large distribution network so that users can get it repaired locally.

    Committee member, Phatak, said care has been taken in increasing the efficiency of the tablet while he played down the controversies indicating many components of the tablet were Chinese made.

    Aakash 2 developed by IIT Bombay in collaboration with C-DAC was released by the Honorable President of India in November. The tablet is made available to the students at a subsidized rate of Rs. 1,130 while the government purchases it for a rate of Rs. 2, 263.

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