aakash tablet aaaa...kash

AAAA...KASH: All the hoopla over India's darling $35 tablet may be a little premature. FastCompany reports that the Indian government is attempting to break a stalemate between the Aakash's creators and its manufacturing partner, U.K.-based DataWind. At the heart of the quagmire seem to be disagreements over the Aakash's minimum features, which DataWind has been accused of skimping on. (Here's the saga of two brave souls who traveled eleven hours by train to get their hands on this elusive tablet, only to be severely disappointed by its shoddy construction, poor battery life, and "painfully slow" operation.) It's an "escalating Greek tragedy," according to article author Nidhi Subbaraman.

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