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Specificatoins of Akash 4 will be finalised soon

Sunday, June 23, 2013

  The government of India is likely to finalise soon the specifications for the fourth version of low-cost tablet PC Aakash. Department of Electronics and IT (DEITy)Secretary J Satyanarayana said that the specifications have been designed keeping in mind the current technological developments and also how to keep the cost under check. 
  The Aakash project was Telecom Minister Kapil Sibals brainchild when he was the HRD Minister. The idea was to provide low-cost computing device at subsidised rate to students so that they can access Internet for educational
purposes. However, the project hit rough weather when IIT-Rajasthan, the nodal agency for the project, rejected the tablet for not meeting performance criteria and the project had to be shifted to IIT-Bombay.
  Canadian company DataWind had bagged a contract to supply one lakh tablets.The first version of Aakash was rolled out in October 2011. The second version was launched last year.



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