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[HT]India does a Nano again, gives world Rs 2,276(46$) tablet!

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At a time when the tablet computer is the most coveted gadget in the world, India has scored a big hit at a small price tag. On Wednesday, it launched Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet at Rs2,276 ($46) — a fraction of what the big brands cost (Rs9,900-32,000).
It’s not as powerful as your home PC. And it’s definitely not the cool, world-beating iPad. But Aakash still packs a punch and can do a lot of what the iPad does, perhaps in a slower, clunkier way.
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Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor(I think 336 MHz)
Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800x480 pixel resolution
Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.

Software:
OS: Android 2.2
Document Rendering
Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
PDF viewer, Text editor

Multimedia and Image Display
Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV

Communication and Internet
Web browser - Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant
Separate application for online YouTube video
Safety and other standards compliance
CE certification / RoHS certification
Other: Additional Web Browser: UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.

I am all set to Overclock it

The 2 "Full" USB ports are the best feature.

Source

Official Website
Edited by pteek - 10/7/11 at 2:58am
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post #2 of 17
looks good too..
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Resistive touch screens are very hard to use if they're ultra cheap/poorly designed(happened to me on one chinese phone)
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Originally Posted by fabrizziop View Post
Resistive touch screens are very hard to use if they're ultra cheap/poorly designed(happened to me on one chinese phone)
That's my only concern..No multi touch also.Touch screen on Chinese phones for are their just for making then a touch phone.

But for 30$ it sure is a bang for buck.
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interesting, this Connexant company that made the processor specializes in imaging/audio processors and modems....lets see how they fair in this field.
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I wouldn't mind owning one of these, will they be available in the US? Couldn't find any information on thier website.
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Amazing is the price for students. 1400 RS = $28
    
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Definitely gonna get one.
For free, not really possible, but then again. Always worth a try.
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Huh...android with no multi touch sounds difficult
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$46 a tablet? So what they'll sell it for $100? If it's decent enough to work for over a year, I can see this selling out fast.
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