Rs. 1500 Indian answer to iPad: Myth or Reality

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Rs. 1500 Indian answer to iPad: Myth or Reality

While India has been crying over rising costs and a difficult life, our Human Resource Development Mr. Kapil Sibal, goes ahead to showcase an extremely cheap tablet PC, something similar to what an Apple iPad is.

There’s no denying the fact that Apple iPad has captured everyone’s imaginations. A touch screen tablet PC with an impressive range of features from wi-fi access to movies, emails, browsers and access to thousands of Apple’s app store applications, iPad has been appreciated by all. The only thing keeping some people away from buying it is the price range. With an average price of between $500 to $700, it’s not exactly cheap.

However, things can change if what Kapil Sibal unveiled as an Indian answer to iPad is true. What the minister showcased is a touchscreen notepad kind of device, which uses linux as its native operating system. The device has a pretty decent 2GB RAM and provides almost all the functionality a normal notebook can offer. It has a web browser, multimedia player, PDF reader, Wi-Fi access and video conferencing ability. To top it all up, the Indian ipad can be charged using its solar-power option. The only thing missing in the tablet is a hard disk, as it’s been made to use a memory card.

Kapil Sibal holds the Indian answer to iPad

The motherboard has been designed by students from Indian Institute of Technology. Sources have said that India is now working towards reducing the costs even further, with the minister confirming of plans to drop the price to $10 or below Rs. 500.

However, the Tablet PC won’t be available for sale till next year at least. That is what has got many people worrying if the tablet is a real deal, or just another of those Congress promises which never gets fulfilled. The entire thing is too good to be true and if successful, it will change computer and tablet PC sales not just in India but across the world. But unless the real thing is released for the students as promised next year, doubts will remain on the authenticity of its claims.

Update 16th Dec 2011: Aakash Tablet is now selling online for Rs. 2500.

22 Responses to “Rs. 1500 Indian answer to iPad: Myth or Reality”

  1. Leenesh Maisuria
    3:25 pm on August 12th, 2010

    distribution rights
    in Malaysia , Australia , New Zealand and the Fiji islands

  2. Aman`
    6:28 pm on October 27th, 2010

    i want it one

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  4. krronaldo
    3:58 pm on January 11th, 2011
  5. dinesh poudyal
    7:55 pm on January 19th, 2011

    how to buy this Ipad…….?
    and when it will be available in market?

  6. nayeem
    9:00 pm on June 24th, 2011

    when you are launching this ipad

  7. nayeem
    9:01 pm on June 24th, 2011

    launch this earlier

  8. nayeem
    9:03 pm on June 24th, 2011


  9. rittick
    4:11 pm on August 26th, 2011

    when it come to market and how can we buy it?

  10. Harish G Davey
    5:01 pm on September 12th, 2011

    when it will come to market or how and where we can buy it?

  11. Sriram
    11:44 am on October 2nd, 2011

    More than a year since this article has been published but there’s no tablet available at this sort of price! The cheapest is HP’s slate, that too to obscure losses!

  12. Sumit singh
    9:06 pm on October 3rd, 2011

    Thanks sir…

  13. mawizr
    11:25 am on October 4th, 2011

    The iPad is scheduled to be launched on October 5, 2011.

  14. sabyasachi roy
    5:45 pm on October 4th, 2011

    from where can I get this in delhi or ncr ??

  15. Stephen
    11:06 am on October 9th, 2011

    Were can i buy this , please email me

  16. Parmar Dipak Gunvantbhai
    5:50 pm on October 24th, 2011

    How to get ipad ??????????
    Please reply me on my Email Address…………….

    — Dipak Parmar

  17. Parmar Dipak Gunvantbhai
    5:52 pm on October 24th, 2011

    how to get Ipad in 1500 ………….
    Reply me on my Email address………
    Dipak Parmar ( Diploma in Computer Engg.)
    ( Degree 1st Sem )

    2:22 pm on November 17th, 2011

    how to get Ipad in 1500 ………….
    Reply me on my Email address……


  19. solanaveen
    12:01 pm on June 7th, 2012


  20. pusharam tholia
    5:33 pm on September 23rd, 2012

    i want a tablets.

  21. pusharam tholia
    5:34 pm on September 23rd, 2012

    i want one tablets.

  22. Revanth
    10:29 pm on October 9th, 2012

    When is it relesing to market hoe much can the price be

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