The seven inch tablet with Android 2.2 is now accessible through its portal aakashtablet.com.
Datawind CEO and founder Suneet Singh Tuli told that “We have put up on sale about 30,000 tablets online, which will have cash on delivery of 7 days. We have achieved pre-sale orders of about 400,000 tablets from individuals and corporates. But current supplies will only be limited for individual buyers.”
While, Datawind appears to be struggling with customer service issues for online retail, although the sale is only for a limited number of tablets.
According to the sources, the Indian government is also scheduling to offer a latest specification for Aakash, which may come with a faster processor and better battery life. The current version of Aakash has a battery life of about 1.5 hours.
Aakash’s next commercial version called the Ubislate 7, which has a faster processor, is tabbed to be launched late January. Ubislate 7 is set to have a 700 Mhz processor compared to the 366 MHz processor in Aakash. Ubislate 7 will be priced at Rs 3000 for sale online.