Aakash tablets coming to a college library near you

Don’t want to spend INR 2,500 to buy Akash tablet, well you might still be able to get your hands on it. According to a report, Government is planning to place Aakash tablets in School/College libraries, so that students can get them issued like normal books and then return after using.

These library editions of Aakash will have college specific curriculum pre-loaded on the tablet. According to Zee News, government wants Aakash to reach all 220 million school and college students. Hence this step of renting the tab will in a way help government to reach its target.

However, government has still not started selling Aakash to students and even the commercial availability of Ubislate is also in question. Government has told NYTimes that it has now decided to procure the upgraded version of the tablet thus this delay. This upgraded version will come with  3200 mAh battery instead of 2100 mAh, better firmware and a 700 MHz Cortex A8 processor instead of the 366 MHz ARM 11 processor initially supplied. These supplies for the upgraded Aakash are yet to be received.

On the other hand, Datawind is trying hard to cope with increased demand of the tablet and released the following statement on its Facebook page.

Delivery Schedule for Aakash – Deliveries of Aakash are currently in progress. If you ordered online and still have not heard from us, please bear with us for a little more time. By end of January we intend to contact everyone who ordered an Aakash. We are contacting you via email/phone in the order that your bookings were received by us. Once we contact you, you’ll be given the option to make your payment and Aakash will be shipped to you via a courier service. Aakash will continue to be shipped till stocks last.

For those of you looking to buy Aakash, it can try and place the order at Ncarry.com, however there are very limited stocks and they might have been already finished. The upgraded version is expected to be available in late-January and that too has been pre-booked till February, so any new orders will only be fulfilled in March.

You can read our previous news post on Aakash Tablet here.


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39 thoughts on “Aakash tablets coming to a college library near you

    anjan bhushan

    (October 20, 2012 - 11:59 am)

    This article says user review of the tablet was disappointing. http://www.aakashtablet.in/2012/01/aakash-tablet-user-review-by-early.html
    Now Aakash -2 is suppose to come in market.hopefully drawbacks has been taken care of in Aakash – 2

    nitin trivedi

    (September 28, 2012 - 7:49 pm)

    hi..
    my name is nitin trivedi. maine 10th class pass ker li hai.aur mujhe abhi tak tablet nahi mila hai.please mujhe batao ki tablet student ko kab milenge. main kanpur main rehta hun.. aur st. francis xaviers inter college.ashok nagar. main study karta hun.
    thanking you…..

    srikanth

    (May 3, 2012 - 10:10 am)

    SIR,
    main aakash tablet ka 2.3 version bookin student in booking

    Rajat Singh

    (February 1, 2012 - 1:00 pm)

    I have pre booked ‘Ubislate7+’ on 01/02/2012. When and how I will get my Aakash Tablet ? How much I have to pay for that I’m studying in 7 th standard in Govt. School , Delhi 9990103835

    Yogesh kumar

    (January 29, 2012 - 7:12 pm)

    Aakash tablets ko book karne wale bhai aab niraash n ho-kyonki ye jaldi se jaldi aapke pass phuch jayega.
    Ye January m release ho rha hai aur APRIL takk sabke pass aa jayega.
    Thankyou

    deepak

    (January 26, 2012 - 11:41 am)

    mai depak kumar aakash tablet book kiya 26.1.2012 mujhe kabtak milega mo 9798814191

    Ritesh

    (January 22, 2012 - 6:48 pm)

    I have pre booked ‘Ubislate7+’ on 19/01/2012. When and how I will get my Aakash Tablet ?

    mehaboob

    (January 19, 2012 - 10:25 am)

    sir, when we get tab?

    jasmin

    (January 18, 2012 - 3:15 pm)

    sir where we get akash tablet

    Chetan Mistry

    (January 16, 2012 - 5:33 pm)

    Sir,Your mail receive a confirmation mail.But that’s tablet which date give me…..? Give me reply on my Mobile No-9662556151

    aditya

    (January 15, 2012 - 3:59 am)

    thnks sir
    i recived akash tab and i uge this tab i think akash is wonder full tab

      rounak

      (May 6, 2012 - 1:03 am)

      How u got it

    B.Ramya

    (January 14, 2012 - 7:54 pm)

    Hi i would like to book The upgraded version of aakash tablet. please let me know when would i get dilivery & how do i do the payment.

    Ramya Belde

    Sandesh thombare

    (January 14, 2012 - 3:51 pm)

    Very beautiful idea garib janetesi asach savvad sadha

    vinay guwalani

    (January 13, 2012 - 10:12 pm)

    i have booked akash tab on 13/1/2012 .till what date it will reach ?pls tell me thanx

    harshit agrawal

    (January 13, 2012 - 8:39 pm)

    some r saying its cost s 3000 and some r saying its cost s 1500 ..so plz can u help qwht s this..is it rte..wht s the diff btwn 1500 , and 3000..

    dheeraj ahuja

    (January 13, 2012 - 7:18 pm)

    sir
    mene aakash 2.3 version 17dec. ko book karwaya h ye muje kab milega mo
    9811399310

    dheeraj ahuja

    (January 13, 2012 - 7:17 pm)

    please call me fast
    no
    9811399310

    arvind kumar

    (January 13, 2012 - 2:30 pm)

    sir,
    i want to book a tablet whats the procedure.

    md abraar ahmed

    (January 13, 2012 - 11:31 am)

    hiiiiiii sir,
    my name is MD.ABRAAR AHMED i have booked akash ubislate 7 and is to be delevered in one week is not at delevered.
    sir plz delever the tablet as soon as possible & my mobile no is :9666494964

    akshay londhe

    (January 12, 2012 - 10:45 pm)

    I am waiting akash tablet/usiblet
    Dear sir, I would like to book The upgraded version of aakash tablet. Let me know when would i get
    My Mobile No.7276748458

    ajay kumar tanwar

    (January 12, 2012 - 10:29 pm)

    hii sir,
    this is ajay. nd i was booked akash tablet… u have no rply to back in my id.. plz let me know when would i get.. its urgent me… also i will change my curently home address. so plz rply me wats the processor of change my home address?
    thanks
    regard ajay-9716126509
    9718046859

    Rajesh

    (January 12, 2012 - 7:48 pm)

    Dear sir, I would like to book The upgraded version of aakash tablet. Let me know when would i get

    narendra singh

    (January 12, 2012 - 1:31 pm)

    me aakash tab pc book karna chahata hu.. procedure muje batao plz…………..
    My contact number 9829471000

    Maan singh

    (January 12, 2012 - 12:27 pm)

    Sir,
    Maine aakash tablets k virson 28/12/2011 ko book kiye they lakin ye aaj takk
    mughe nahi Mile jabki 7 din k under inko aana tha kya hua mai ye janna chahta hun
    my mo. 9891324316

    ayub khan

    (January 12, 2012 - 12:04 pm)

    sir
    mene aakash 2.3 version 17dec. ko book karwaya h ye muje kab milega mo 9799528833

    srinivas

    (January 12, 2012 - 10:51 am)

    i had registered ubislate7. when will i get this product and when will you delivered to me. i am waiting for this

    jai

    (January 12, 2012 - 8:58 am)

    There should be 5.0mp camera in akask tablet.

    parth thanki

    (January 12, 2012 - 4:40 am)

    sir, pls tell me how do payment for aakash tablet?

    Akshay

    (January 12, 2012 - 12:30 am)

    sir
    mene aakash 2.3 version 17dec. ko book karwaya h ye muje kab milega

    my no.7276831836

    Ambar Samtani

    (January 11, 2012 - 10:18 pm)

    Hi i would like to book The upgraded version of aakash tablet. please let me know when would i get dilivery & how do i do the payment.

    Ambar Samtani

    pankaj

    (January 11, 2012 - 9:13 pm)

    SIR,
    main aakash tablet ka 2.3 version book krwaya tha aur mjhe mail bhi aya tha ki book ho gya hai …pr usko jan main aana tha but abhi tak apka koi bhi response nahi aya hai…plzz mjhe bataiye ki kab tak mjhe aakash tablet diliver kiya jae ga

    kamal

    (January 11, 2012 - 8:30 pm)

    sir
    mene aakash 2.3 version book karwaya h ye muje kab milega
    my no.9783316906

    mayank parmar

    (January 11, 2012 - 8:22 pm)

    hi,
    i want to buy akash tablet. Where and how can i get it? I stay in noida.
    Regards,
    mayank parmar

    Mitesh Puri

    (January 11, 2012 - 8:19 pm)

    This article says that Aakash Tablet is available for Mumbai University students only for Rs. 1138. http://aakash.org.in/11/mumbai-university-students-will-get-aakash-tablet-for-1138 . It’s a deal anyday. Can anyone tell me from where can I get them? I’m a Mumbai University student and would like to buy it asap. I mean who won’t buy it for Rs. 1138. These days, a shirt from Pepe Jeans costs this much.

    sandip ozarkar

    (January 11, 2012 - 7:43 pm)

    me aakash tab pc book karna chahata hu.. procedure muje batao plz…………..
    My contact nu-7875581303

    Abinash nath

    (January 11, 2012 - 7:28 pm)

    Sir
    Abinash nathhe mera nam me akash tablet ka 2.3 version book krawaya tha or ap mujhe mailbi karrhahe
    mera mob no-9090680909
    email-abinashnath05@gmail.com

    ankit jaiswal

    (January 11, 2012 - 5:05 pm)

    SIR,
    main aakash tablet ka 2.3 version book krwaya tha aur mjhe mail bhi aya tha ki book ho gya hai …pr usko jan main aana tha but abhi tak apka koi bhi response nahi aya hai…plzz mjhe bataiye ki kab tak mjhe aakash tablet diliver kiya jayega……my no. is 7275662461
    my email add- ankit.jaiswal51@gmail.com
    plzzz reply

    yogesh kumar

    (January 11, 2012 - 3:33 pm)

    Sir,
    Maine aakash tablets k dono virson 17/12/2011 ko 2.2, 2.3 book kiye they lakin ye aaj takk
    mughe nahi Mile jabki 7 din k under inko aana tha kya hua mai ye janna chahta hun
    my mo. 9012840014

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