Aakash 3 to have SIM Slot; Will Come in 2013

A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) slot and loads of new apps will be included in the third version of the very Indian, low-cost ‘Aakash’ tablet, all with the same price.

50 lakh Aakash 3.0 are expected to be touched by the fingers of mainly students in the coming February.

The members of the committee are working hard on the developments such that the problems raised in the version2.0 would be vanquished.


“Our ultimate aim is to imbibe the usage of tablets in the education system and create an ecosystem for this,” said Deepak B Phatak, committee member and professor in IIT Bombay’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Aakash 3 will have a faster processor supporting both Linux and Android operating systems. It may also have a SIM card slot so that people can use it as a communication device.

The tablet is available for students at subsidised rate of Rs 1,130 while the government purchases it at Rs 2,263.



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