Datawind Renews EdTech Ambitions with Aakash 2 Tablet
OSH AAKASH B'GOSH: In a partnership with India's Ministry of Human Resource Development, Datawind has unveiled the second coming of the controversial Aakash tablet. Major upgrades include a front-facing camera, extended battery life, Android 4.0 OS (the first tablet shipped with Android 2.2), twice as much RAM (512 MB), and three times as much processing power (1 GHz).
Should Datawind prove trustworthy on manufacturing quality, Indian students may be the biggest winners here -- they can get their hands on the Aakash 2 at a subsidized price of $20. The Indian government has negotiated a wholesale price of ~$40, while everyone else must fork over $64 on Datawind's website.