Showing posts with label Tablet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tablet. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Aakash - World's Cheapest Tablet Computer

India is launching what it's calling the world's cheapest tablet computer. Called 'Aakash' meaning Sky the tab will be sold at a subsided cost to students for $35 and later be sold in retails stores for $45. One of the chief uses of the device will be to help eradicate poverty in villages in India. It is being manufactured in India by Datawind a UK based manufacturing company. The tablet has been jointly developed by DataWind and Indian Institute of Technology - Rajasthan. 

The Tablet uses Google Android and uses resistive LCD display rather that full touchscreen. Future versions would include a cell phone connection as well. The device actually costs nearly $50 – the government is paying 2,250 rupees each for the first 100,000 batch of them. Previously referred to as the Sakshat tablet, it’s now being called “Aakash,” or “sky.” This will go a long way in helping the rural poor because of the device's simplicity and portability. it can reach people in remote villages much more easily and give them a feel of a computing device and its uses. The Tablet developed by the government of India will be called Aakash for students and Ubislate for retail consumers. It is also being called the $35 tablet. 

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Video: Motorola Xoom tablet

The world of tablets spawned by Apple now have a new player, the Motorola Xoom. This new Andriod Touch tablet comes with a 10.1 inch display built for true high definition video with 16.9 widescreen format. It has the NVIDIA Tegra dual core chipset, making sure speed increases for web browsing, videos and gaming. Comes with Andriod 3.0 Honeycomb, powerful software from Google. This is the first tablet to get the HOneycome, Andriod 3.0. The Xoom is headed for Verizon and currently only 3G capable, but stated to be 4G LTE capable with a hardware upgrade by sending the tablet in. Available in the US.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Mystery of India's $35 Tablet

TechCrunch did an analysis on the new Tablet being offered by the Government of India. Analyzing whether this is actually possible. The actual price the government wants to offer this Table is $32. They don't have a manufacturer as yet and there is a long way to go before it actually lands in the hands of students. This video by TechCrunch takes a little closer look at this new tablet that if actually became possible will be an international boon to many poorer students who till now could not dream of an iPad like device

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dell Streak A Quick Overview

Dell Streak the tablet device from Dell has started to generate a lot of buzz. The Blogsphere is abuzz with news about this latest tablet from Dell.

So what is Dell Streak.

Dell Streak is an Android basedTablet device that lives in the space between a Smartphone and other tablets and netbook devices. It comes with a 5-inch diagonal display and a higher pixel density. The screen is made of Gorilla Glass if you would like o know more about Gorialla glass please watch the video below.  

Gorilla Glass Demonstration from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

It can be used to surf the internet, view photos and watch videos. Easy compatibility with Facebook and Twitter. The device is not as big as an iPad and can therefore be transported much more easily. When travelling it can be easily used to brows maps and help with location based social networks like Foursquare you might be using. it also comes with 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi. 

It also comes with built-in rear and front cameras enabling you to share memories easily. making it easy to share and stay in touch with people as the tablet device is also a mobile phone. Use it to read ebooks. 

The Dell Streak is a device designed for accessing entertainment, navigating your busy schedule and connecting you to the friends and family who matter to you. If you want dig into more details, check out this video interview with Kevin Andrew from the Dell Streak development team: 

Check out the hardware features below taken from the official Dell Streak Home

  • A sharp 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800x480) display for a great full-screen experience watching video or browsing the web

  • Fast 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor from Qualcomm

  • 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash that offers easy point & shoot capability and quick uploads toYouTubeFlickrFacebook and more

  • VGA front-facing camera enables video chat functionality down the road

  • A user-removable (and replaceable) battery

  • A 3.5mm headphone jack means many of you can use the Dell Streak as the music source (and more) in your car

  • Integrated 3G + Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + Bluetooth 2.1 (think headsets, external keyboards, stereo headsets, etc.)

  • UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA

  • A user-accessible Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB. That means you can store  lots of movies, music, photos or other kinds of files.

On the software side, here's what you can expect:

  • A customized multi-touch version of the Google Android operating system that features Dell user interface enhancements

  • Access to over 38,000  apps (and growing) via the Android Marketplace

  • Microsoft Exchange connectivity and integration through TouchDown

  • Google Voice support

  • Integrated Google Maps with voice-activated search, turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views

  • Quick access to activity streams via integrated social network app widgets like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

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