20th February 2012, 08:07 #1
Govt. to disassociate from Datawind - C-DAC, ITI to develop Upgraded Aakash
In the latest development Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said
"Datawind – the manufacturer of the Aakash tablets -- will not be associated with it anymore and the Government has roped in C-DAC and ITI in further development of the tablet computer."
"There have been some problem with Datawind I must confess. Therefore, I have got into the act. IT Ministry has got C-DAC and ITI into the act and I am going to ensure that this product is fully indigenous and truly an Indian product"
And its improved version Aakash -2 will be launched by the government at the same price in this year only.
The Aakash tablet is priced at approximately USD 49 (Rs 2414).
(Source: zeenews )