Sakshat Tab – Few less known Facts about it

Sakshat TabSakshat Tablet PC, Sakshat Laptop, Sakshat Pad, it is not clear in which category, the much awaited low cost computing Device falls into. If the sources of HRD Ministry are to be believed, the Sakshat Tablet which is going to be unveiled tomorrow, would be available for masses by December. If this invention from India gets a hit, it would definitely rival the next launch of iPad of Apple.

Here are few less known things about the Sakshat
It is cheapest of tablet computers at approx Rs 1500 or $35. The Price is expected to drop to Rs 500 with time.

It will run Google’s Andriod Operating System

It will have a Web Browser, PDF Reader, Music Player and Open Office- (A free suite of Software equivalent to Microsoft Office), Remote device management capability, Multimedia input-output interface option, and Multiple content viewer.

It is Wi-Fi enabled, has a mini and full USB port, a miniSD card and a SIM card slot.

It will have 256MB of RAM, 2GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD (2GB microSD card bundled)
It will be Available in 5 inch, 7 inch and 9 inch sizes.

It can be Solar-charged.(Keeping in view India’s rural conditions)

It has been developed by experts from Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan

It will be commercially made by HCL Technologies and would initially be sold only to Educational Institutes at a Subsidized rates.

Post-Release Update:
The name has been changed from Sakshat to Akash (meaning Sky)
It will be manufactured by Datawind. The company expects to bring 100,000 units of Akash tablet my November End.
The Commercial Version will be priced below Rs 3000 or 63 USD.
It will have a tie-up with Aircel for Internet Access.
It runs Andriod 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System.