Akash Tablets for tests distributed to students
India is launching an inexpensive Android-based tablet at a price meant to be accessible to many of its less fortunate 1.2 billion citizens: Dubbed the Aakash, the tablet will be sold to students at a subsidized price of $35. It will also be sold to non-students at a later time, for about $60.
The Indian government decides on where and whom it will be given,on this case its for students.A pilot run of 100,000 Aakash tablets will be handed out to students at no charge; the first 500 tablets were distributed at its launch.
The Aakash has a 7-inch touch screen and 256MB of RAM, and runs on Google's Android 2.2 OS. It will support videoconferencing and has two USB ports and a claimed 3-hour battery life, and it runs on a 660-Mhz processor.