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The device that started as a $10 laptop, graduated to a $35 tablet and settled on a $60 reality is about to get its first successor: the Aakash 2. Like its predecessor, the new Aakash is twist on a DataWind Ubislate, namely the Ubislate 7+. According to TechSnapr, $40 (or 2,000 Rupees) buys a 7-inc...

March 16th 2012 at 4:33am 0 Comments
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India's much-hyped $35 tablet for students is a reality. But, like every other super-cheap education project, the price has jumped -- though in this case only to Rs 2,999 ($60). It turns out that the Aakash is actually an Ubislate 7 from Datawind (makers of the Pocketsurfer). Beneath the 7-inch 80...

October 5th 2011 at 10:26am 0 Comments
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This mysterious $35 tablet has broken our hearts, crushed our fantasies and even made unicorns cry with delay after delay. Today, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal assured us that the much anticipated slate will be released on October 5th -- promising that this time, "[It's] not just a dream." Evidently, th...

September 29th 2011 at 4:58am 0 Comments
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College students eagerly awaiting India's ambitious $35 tablet are going to have to put their dreams on hold -- there's been a delay. Earlier this week, the Times of India reported that the Indian government dropped HCL Technologies, the company responsible for manufacturing the great democratic ta...

January 21st 2011 at 6:06am 0 Comments
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India's $35 tablet has certainly managed to grab plenty of headlines, but it looks like the tablet itself isn't quite the one-of-a-kind device that it's been made out to be. As the folks at Androidos.in have discovered, the tablet is apparently just the Speedpad / PWS700HA from Chinese manufacture...

September 13th 2010 at 9:16pm 0 Comments