Union Telecom minister Kapil Sibal has announced the unveiling of Aakash 4 in the market. Aakash project was started during Sibal’s time as HRD minister.
“Aakash 4 will be available in the market in one or one and a half months. Its a modern tablet and will be available for around Rs 3,999,” Sibal said. He added the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGSD) has already floated the tenders for the tablet. The tablet comes with a 7-inch scratch resistant capacitative touch screen, Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity, 4GB internal storage, external memory card slot with storage capacity of up to 32 GB, front camera, etc.
The idea of Aakash was to provide low-cost computing device for students at subsidised rates to enable them access Internet for educational purposes.