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Times of India reports that the entry-level tablet’s specifications are currently being finalized but claims that the government will demand that the model has a 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution display,... at least 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and the Android Jelly Bean OS (presumably Android 4.1).

What is less clear though is whether UK vendor Datawind will continue working on the project. The...

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 Apple leads the tablet market in the U.S. and across the world, but that’s not the case in India, where the iPad is playing second fiddle to tablets from vendors Datawind and Micromax.

Pulling... in data from market research firm CyberMedia Research, The Times of India reports that the UK-based Datawind led the Indian tablet market in 2013, accounting for 15% of all shipments.

The group added that l...

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The Aakash project has been in the works since October of 2011 and initially contracted British tablet vendor Datawind to provide 100,000 of the Android tablets, for use in higher education.

Serious... delays and a row over money have since put paid to that figure, while the Indian government later admitted to being disappointed with the quality of the original Aakash tablet. The second version subsequentl...

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According to Indian tech publication MediaNama, IIT Rajasthan has received just 6,640 Aakash tablets from UK-based, Datawind, the vendor tasked with bringing these tablets to students in India. The... company had been expected to deliver 100,000 tablets by March 31, although a Datawind executive said that only 10,000 Aakash tablets had been shipped towards the end of last month.

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Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development (or Scope, for short) expects to deliver 400,000 tablets to the country within 60 days at a cost to the Thai government of about $32.8 million, which would price... each tablet around $82.

The eventual aim, according to the contract between the company and Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, is for one million tablets to b...

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Ah Ahram reports that the tablets will be distributed over a period of six months, with the Ministry of High Education planning to allocate the tablets by who they think will benefit the most from them.... No specification and price details on the tablet were announced at the time of going to press, while the manufacturer's name again remains unknown at this time.

The roll-out comes as part of Eg...

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Despite the rumors over friction between Datawind and the Indian government over the quality of the first version of Aakash, the contract does still stand, although the UK-based OEM vendor had been... expected to deliver 100,000 tablets by March 31. As it is, due to problems with product testing and contractual disputes, a Datawind executive reportedly confirmed yesterday that just 10,000 Aakash s...

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The Android tablet is more commonly known as the Aakash (Ubislate is the version available to the general public), and is to date being used by students in India, who, thanks to a government subsidy,... can get hold for the tablet for as little as $35.

The Financial Express now claims that a Philadelphia-based company called Wilco Electronics is talking about the possibility of attaining the li...

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The country has long since been looking at using tablets, and has previously talked with Datawind – the maker of the Indian Aakash tablet – as well as other manufacturers, most of whom were... believed to be from China. As it is, government officials surprisingly ended up contracting little-known Chinese company, Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development.

The contract is expected to be sign...

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The Aakash 2 tablet was announced by India's Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday.

The device, which will be available some time in April for $40 (approximately Rs.... 2000), has a 7-inch capactive touchscreen display, a much-improved 700MHz ARM Cortex A8 processo and, according to DataWind, 3 hours of battery life.

These specifications represent a substantial...