After what was not exactly a big hit, many wondered if one of the world’s cheapest tablets will ever get a sequel. Made available to Indian students for the equivalent of $23, the Aakash slate was heavily criticized for its poor hardware by some, while being praised by many for giving access to technology at such a low price.
The general opinion of tech lovers was that the technology world would benefit from the launch of an Aakash 2 tablet, provided that the manufacturer was able to up the ante in terms of specs, without bumping up the price.
And as hard as such a task may be, the Aakash 2 is inching ever closer to its release. We first heard about the new tab [...]
Although I don’t usually endorse dirt-cheap Android devices, the Aakash line of Indian educational tablets may be worthy of an exception. The idea of placing a tablet in the hands of every Indian student is definitely controversial, but on a personal note, I do find the program useful to some extent. It’s in this context that Datawind have announced a couple of upgraded versions of the Ubislate / Aakash tablet, soon bound to enter the market: the Ublislate 7+ and the Ubislate 7C.
Given that the new line of Aakash tablets will retail for somewhere around $75, I’m sure nobody expects these slates to sport any of the latest technological advancements. Unfortunately, such [...]