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    India launches world’s cheapest tablet PC ‘Aakash’|The tablet PC, named Aakash, will cost the government Rs. 2,276. It will be given to students after
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    India launches world’s cheapest tablet PC ‘Aakash’|The tablet PC, named Aakash, will cost the government Rs. 2,276. It will be given to students after subsidising the price by up to 50 per cent, Human Resources Development Minister Shri Kapil Sibal said while unveiling the device in New Delhi.

    It is expected that 416 Universities and 20,000 colleges all over India will be connected under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT). The Mission pays for fiber connectivity for each University to connect to the nearest NKN node. The Mission has placed a consolidated order for connecting all Universities and Colleges to BSNL and about 80% of the Universities and Colleges have been connected already

    Aakash UbiSlate 7 Specifications| http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=76476
    • Hardware:
    – Processor: 366 Mhz with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
    – 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: 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.
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