Earlier this year, we got wind of the Aakash, which was touted as the world’s cheapest tablet. Made by DataWind, a firm based in the UK, Aakash was specially tailored to fit the needs of students who do not have the means to purchase the more expensive and rather popular tablets. Back then, the aim was to sell the Aakash at around USD35. The tablet was launched, and the reception was rather poor for various reasons.
DataWind – and the Indian government – was not about to give up on their initial intentions, however. This month, they launch the successor of the world’s cheapest tablet: the Aakash 2.