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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.

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

  1. 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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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..

  13. 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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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…..

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