With all the hype about tablets these days many people are flocking to electronic stores just to get their hands on one. With brand names like the iPad 2 or the Motorola Galaxy, many people have discovered the multitude of fun and educational aspects that these smart tablets can provide. Keeping that in mind, Indian officials announced this past Wednesday the launch of the Aakash Tablet.
This WiFi touch screen tablet will not only give you the benefits of a smart tablet, but it will also cost you a fraction of the price. This newly innovative product not only has many of the features of your typical tablet but it is geared towards revolutionizing education in India. Now this isn’t to say that neither the iPad nor the Galaxy tablet is trying to incorporate itself as the leading competitor for education, but unlike those two products, India’s tablet has edged out its competitors due to the price. Education was the primary reasons as to why India created the Askash Tablet and knowing just that, customers will pay a mere $35 per unit. With attributes such as a touch screen the size of a paperback book, 4GB of storage, and a three hour battery life span, this newly created tablet can handle pretty much anything thrown its way.
Many officials hope that this new ground-breaking computer can not only find its way into many small towns and villages across India, but it can also create a new buzz among education. The government also claimed that in order to help promote the tablet, they are willing to give away the first 100,000 for free. Off course you would have to be a student. Despite the fact that these tablets literally cost close to nothing, the benefits have proven to be priceless.
These new tablets are solely made in India and with all things considered Indian officials are hoping that the benefits will out way the negative aspects. Considering that India is a very poor nation, the goal has been to utilize these tablets in such a way that it empowers all students who are on the fringe of society. Trying to secure the future of their children, India looks to make some ground breaking advancements that will help to facilitate education where it currently doesn’t exist.
Unfortunately, the growing demand for such a device has led India to a supply situation. Currently, India claims that they are only able to manufacture 100,000 units a month, and sadly, this has not come close to the ever increasing demand. It is estimated that there are 220 million children online and with that being the inspiration behind the tablet, India is looking to meet the demand. India is hoping that this will be an inspiration for the rest of the developing world.
The Aakash is just the latest attempt to improve this process. With the vastness of the internet, India has discovered that education can be at your fingertips when it is utilized correctly, thus creating the inspiration behind this very product.