Friday, 28 October 2011

Aakash Tablet (Ubislate) - Full Review : Cheapest Tablet

“The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide” – Mr.Kapil Sibal

The most talked about ‘Made-in-India’ tablet, Aakash Tablet developed by IIT-Rajasthan (Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan) and DataWind (a UK-based company owned by a Suneet Singh Tuli, a Canadian of Indian descent) is finally out for testing and will be available for purchase at retail stores shortly. It is commercially known as “Ubislate.” Check out its features, technical specifications, full review and price in India.

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Features and Technical Specifications:

Dimensions: 190.5mm x 118.5mm x 15.7mm

Weight: 350 grams

Display: 7-inch Resistive Touch Screen (800 x 480 pixels)

Video Playback and Streaming: Full HD (1080p) support

Operating System: Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Storage: 2 GB Internal (Expandable upto 32 GB vi MicroSD card)

CPU: 366 MHz Connexant Processor

RAM: 256 MB

Battery Backup: Upto 3 hours/180 Minutes (1.5 to 2 hours while playing HD video) (2100 mAh Battery)

Data Connectivity: GPRS, Wi-Fi (802.11 IEEE a/b/g) and 3G (via Dongle)

USB Ports: 2 full USB ports

MarketPlace: Getjar

 

Pros:

“Our goal was to break the price barrier for computing and internet access” – DataWind CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli.

– Affordable

– FHD (1080p) video playback/streaming

–Video Streaming (Video Download also supported for YouTube)

 

Cons:

“The thing with cheap tablets is most of them turn out to be unusable,” – Technology Reviewer BGR India, Rajat Agrawal

– Very Poor Battery Backup

– Slow Performance

– Bad Touch Experience (Resistive Touch Screen)

– Big & Weird Stickers at the back

 

Verdict:

This tablet is basically designed for students and those who can’t afford high-priced gadgets. If you’re not one of those then, Move On. There are many other, better options available like, iBall Slide, Reliance 3G Tab, etc. or if you can go for a bit higher amount then, Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is the best option (iPad is not considered in this comparison so..)

 

Price and Availability:

“As a business, we need to make profit, and our distribution channel needs to make a profit, which is all covered in the MRP of Rs.2,999″ – Mr.Tuli

Aakash Tablet (Ubislate) will be launched in the commercial market at a price of Rs.2,999 (Mr. Tuli said). If you’re a student, then you may get it at 50% less price (Govt. subsidy).

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