Datawind hopes to sell 15 million Aakash Tablets this year

Canada based Datawind is looking to sell over 15 million units of the ultra-cheap tablet Aakash this year, reported According to the website, company hopes that Ministry of Human Resources and Development will buy around 10 million of Akash from the company.

Along with these government orders, Datawind also plans to retail the tablet in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Thailand and Panama. There is no word on how company is planning to manufacturer such a large number of tablets, as it currently has only one unit in Secunderabad assembling the tab.

Although it plans to establish three more factories in Cochin, Noida and Hyderabad, but they won’t be in place at-least until April. Company already has 1.4 million orders of the tablet, most of which remain un-fulfilled.

Datawind seems to be enjoying all the media attention but hasn’t really showed any real promise. We hope that company gets back on track soon, so that students can finally get what they had been promised about 20 months ago.

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22 thoughts on “Datawind hopes to sell 15 million Aakash Tablets this year


    (January 11, 2012 - 11:53 am)

    plz send me tablet 7+

    aijaz khan

    (January 9, 2012 - 1:31 pm)

    this tablet is for everyone? Please give me ans as soon

    Anil kumar

    (January 9, 2012 - 11:54 am)

    aap ka tablet bhot acha h mere ko fi mgwana h aap please apana addrass send kre mere numbar par .9401323169 or reat bi mene to newspwaperr me Rs 2500 dekha tha

    santos gupta

    (January 9, 2012 - 3:13 am)

    mai pahle use kar ke dekhuga taphi paisa dunga

    Shridhar Haldankar

    (January 7, 2012 - 11:41 pm)

    Hello!! Sir. I want this tablet asp. As i hv already order it. and also i would like know is there fornt CAMERA available with this table. waiting for your respond.


    (January 7, 2012 - 9:53 pm)

    When it will be coming to the market……:)

    khushboo bajaj

    (January 7, 2012 - 9:38 pm)

    when we will receive this tablet we have booked it in december please reply

    Amaresh mishra

    (January 7, 2012 - 8:53 pm)


    Shailesh Kumar

    (January 7, 2012 - 7:28 pm)

    As soon as I want to get this Teblet

    ramiz m shaikh

    (January 7, 2012 - 1:22 pm)

    i am eagerly waiting of this tablet


    ramiz m shaikh

    (January 7, 2012 - 1:22 pm)

    plz send me this phone as soon as possible

    srinath R

    (January 7, 2012 - 12:38 pm)

    u can pre book it on the below url

    deepak jha

    (January 7, 2012 - 11:23 am)

    best 4 students.thaks


    (January 7, 2012 - 10:43 am)

    how can i order it

    Moslem Ali

    (January 7, 2012 - 9:48 am)

    its d best

    Suresh kumawat

    (January 6, 2012 - 11:49 pm)

    Mene booking order de diya he to kitne time baad recieve krunga?


    (January 6, 2012 - 11:02 pm)

    is it available 4 non-studnt


    (January 6, 2012 - 8:51 pm)

    how much it cost. It is 3g and can u share some more about it. pppppppppppppppplllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssssaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Naveen Chahar

    (January 6, 2012 - 8:46 pm)

    I think this will be best.


    (January 6, 2012 - 8:05 pm)

    ye kab market me ayega!


    (January 6, 2012 - 4:03 pm)

    Datawind is UK based not Canada. Thanks

      Gaurav Shukla

      (January 6, 2012 - 4:38 pm)

      @Natasa Datawind is actually a Canadian company.. they just have a registered office in UK..

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