Aakash tablets that  Sibal refuses to junk

NEW DELHI :  Communication and Information Technology (IT) Minister Kapil Sibal refuses to junk the dirt-cheap 7-inch Aakash tablet, he launched in October 2011 for students as the human resources development minister despite its failure, with the second-generation model called Aakash-2 launched in April last year also proving to be a flop.

Aakash tablets that  Sibal refuses to junk

His ministry is now ready with yet another version christened as Aakash-IV whose minimum hardware and software details and other technical specifications were made public on its website as also on the website of the Human Resources Development Ministry and , inviting comments from the interested stakeholders by 1700 hrs on July 12. The comments are to be sent to Prof. Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC, Pune University Campus, Ganesh Khind, Pune -11007 or on emails of moona@cdac.in and bkm@cdac.in.

The specifications of Aakash-IV are quite impressive, but there is no mention of the price as to whether it will be the same affordable tablet computer with touch screen at Rs 1500.

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