$35 DataWind Aakash tablet on sale in India

October 5, 2011

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India has long been the home of dirt-cheap tech for the masses, and now you can add an Android tablet to the mix. The Aakash (Hindi for "sky") tablet is being sold for the equivalent of $45 to the general public, with subsidized $35 versions selling to students and teachers. In local currency it's about 1,700 Rupees. The basic tablet is being made by budget manufacturer DataWind.

There's not a lot of info available on the tablet hardware, but we do know that the 7-inch device is running on 2.2 Froyo, like most Android smartphones at the moment. Since video conferencing is mentioned by the Human Resource Development Minister, we can conclude that there's at least some kind of webcam included. The low-cost devices are intended to "lift villagers out of poverty" by teaching them basic computer skills, including word processing and web browsing.

The Indian government intends to get the Aakash tablet into the hands of no less than 10 million students across the country. If they succeed, that would make India the #1 user of Android tablets, even if they won't be showing up on Google's activation press releases any time soon. And before you ask, modders, no, it isn't being sold outside of India.

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  • Uttam007tripathi

    how to get it

  • Uttam007tripathi

    kaho mil sakta hai

  • Saif Alvi

    how can i get it …please………

  • Thindsoft

    Now you Can buy AKASH TABLET @ http://akashtablet.wordpress.com/

    • Iyerh32

      This company is a fraud


    • Iyerh32

      This company is a fraud

  • Iyerh32

    This person Mr. Tuli is a fraud. They have defrauded 1000’s of shareholders under different companies. Checkout the company Widecom. They did not pay salaries to their employees. They were penalized by the Ontario Government. Finally, they declared bankruptcy. This us the 3 RD or 4 th company they are involved. It is a father and son.

    Ex employee of Widecom Inc.

  • Chaudhari



  • Divyesh Rupawala

    how can i get it?
    plz tel me 

  • annie

    how do you buy this tablet? does it have positive reviews about it?

  • where can i buy this TABLET ?..I’m French, does it work in france with an French Version ?….

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  • Raghu
  • Drchrsunil

    where can we buy this akash tab

  • How can i buy diz tab

  • it is really going to change the world indian living… first reliance change the mobile industry by lauching Rs.500 phone… now Indian government doing the same… 

    Jai Hind…

    • aakash_unislate21

      you’re so stupid.. india will never develop.. our ministers eat the money. what jai hind… weare in a cricis state for god sake, we shoud had been super power by now, every year 12lakh ppl are unemplyed. 20,000 get diseased by starvation. but we are the most knowledge ppl in the world. and we produce so much food that twice the size of india can consume but all are exported and government eats the tax..

      if u still say jai hind then i say u r a selfish person..

      • Thinker

        I read all ur post and links… whtz ur point of consideration… a fraud company, govt eating tax in between or people accessing technology at cheapest price??? How does company fraud nature connect with technology? Its only one of the tech product available in the market… Its just the testing period for bth company and govt.. I am sure r today’s generation is quite aware and tech savy to distinguish between obsolete technology and facilitaing

  • Smalhotra4u2010

    where can we buy this akash tab tell me in any one….

  • i wnt buyy this

    • Neh

      tty this http://www.aakashtablet.com/

  • Kurkute Sanjay

    I am interested
    in the sole distributorship of the newly launched Aakash Tablet. This will give
    me an opportunity to earn more, as I am not doing well with my current job. I
    therefore request the concerned authority to please give me this opportunity to
    improve in my life. Thanks

    • aakashunilsate

      f   off looser

  • aakashprovider_unislate

    for people in New delhi. this is available at Jamia Millia islamia university, stationery shop i.e. maktabaa jamia. near the indian bank and post office @price:disqus  of 35$ = rs1600 + VAT of 200rs. 

    maulana md jauhar marg
    new delhi 110025.

    • aakash_unislate21

      arrey its not available here..dont b stupid to blieve.

    • Smartjains01

      bro i m also a student of jamia.
      i m also interested in buying aakash tablet at Rs1700.
      So tell me if u r telling truth or not……??

    • ll it possible u to send me one tablet for cost through parcel service..??

  • Sunny Yadav

    don’t purchage it. because here would also ghotala like 3G. Be careful friends.

  • Sathisharoor

    Am not a student, am interested to buy this.. am from Karnataka. Where i can get this. Please tell me.
    My mail Id:-sathisharoor@gmail.com

  • Deepshitu

    IT’S good please tell me that where to buy this mail, deepshitu@rediffmail.com

    • aakash_unislate21

      u r in deep shit

  • aakash_unislate21

    to get this instantly and enjoy 12 mnths warranty pkease visit our website http://www.apne_aukaad_me_raho.com

  • Shirdiv Vamsi

    how can i buy it plz tell me yar ?

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  • Hi, 
    We got our hands on the Aakash tablet and have give our review. Do check it out! http://www.hungrynfoolish.com/2011/10/06/aakash-tablet-product-review-specs-pics-price-and-insights-from-the-maker-himself/

  • Ankur34
  • Ankur34

    I agree with that the Tuli’s all three the father and 2 sons are number one fraud. The elder Tuli with a pace maker is the biggest crook. As a General Manager Sales I know how they used to function especially with fudging the Govt of India exports subsidy records. I challenge Mr Tuli to respond to my comment. I can produce the copies of all the documents that are still in my possession.

  • Ankur34

    Mr Tuli have you paid 100% of the following amount as reported in the SEC


  • Ankur34
  • Drohsss

    Excuse me ! What does this “the home of dirt-cheap tech” means hmmm ? Mind your words ok

  • Sudhi

    We are poor country dreaming a rich day. This tablet is sure to create a change. What india could have achieved in 30 years , with this tablet it should be possible to achive it in 10 years.Be it implementation of govt. schemes and many more. As mobile revolution has happened in India, Tablet revolution is not far behind….I am dam sure. And about “the home of dirt-cheap tech” comment, my friend one should never forget the roads he has traveled, his past i mean.

  • Purushottam s khapre

    I have booked this tab 6 days ago, & i got mail from datawind, but when will i get it .please  mail me on khapre.ps@pg.com

    • Prashantishero

      Where you book it ?
      I wanna book it too.


    Good job, Congratulations.  I have following gripe.

    It says the device is a phone, does it have sim slot ?  if not it should incorporate one that would make it best seller even more than ” i ” products. only thing market lacks is combination of cell phone ( mobile) and tablet. Suggestion to Datawind sell this to poor NRI  at 50 $ pls. volume sell of such a product would make up for low margin profit. Dont forget to include micro sd add on so people can extend storage like android phone. Hope somebody take this seriously. Good LUCK TO ALL.  HARE KRISHNA

  • Muraleedharan

    Is Akash Tab available in Chennai?

    • Ravibabu_ravi

      where please give contact details

  • chadananda

    Read the specs. Resistive touch screen, not capacitive. Translation: painful to use, total crap much like the Chinese “Apad”. Even the Nook e-ink touch uses capacitive because resistive is such a terrible experience even for tapping the screen. Swipes and gestures will be useless. On the last Apad I tried the touch was so imprecise that tapping an icon would select the wrong one half the time.

  • jerry

    cn any1 tell me in punjab from where i can purchase Aakash , from which city???

  • Csg2007 Csain

    hi im sain from Delhi india
    i want purchase this akash tab 
    where to buy this pls any one tell me at 09971939866

    • Raghu

      I did see some complaints about this company in Canada. But I thought it was a UK company.

  • Deepa Bisht

    how can i purchase  this…………….

    • PeterAcosta

      Who are these people that say this company us a fraud. Has anybody investigated these facts. There will not be smoke without fire.

  • Whistleblower2000

    someone suggested that this company is a scam. i checked with my cousin in Toronto. They did confirm that this company is a fraud. they had filed chapter 11 bankruptcy protection two times and now before launching this new company in india they have revied the bankrupt companies.  they used to pay thousands of dollars as bribe. the father operates from toronto and the sons operate from montreal in order to claim grants from the canadian government. the grant is the maximum in montreal. they used to manufacture the worlds widest scanner from noida in delhi and sell it as made in canada. you need any further info, email me and i can get more infro from my cousin in toronto. i am not buying this product. i would rather buy ipad by paying more.

    • Sam

      Hi, I am looking at doing a business deal with them and will be happy with any concrete evidence you may have so that we can end our relationship with them if they are really a fraud. Thanks. Email me at yourswordsman @ yahoo . com – thanks.


  • Whistleblower2000


    Were you working with this company as a Vice President Marketing-Toronto region. My cousin Shiju knows you. He was the financial controller and Associate Director with this company,

    • Kandarp Joshi

      I know shiju. i was the one who recruited him for the company. convey him my regards. i quit widecom after they closed their operations on bankruptcy.

    • Kandarpjoshi

      Yes. I was with them for 5 years before I quit them. They wanted me to change the customs record in India through my contacts in the customs New Delhi office.

  • I would like to have one tablet like this… 🙂

  • Irfan

    hi i am irfan i wanna buy this aakash tablet but i am in chennai when the sales begin at chennai

  • zayed

    hi i want this aakash tablet, m in hyderabad thn hw can i get it…

  • Bikash mahapatro

    i want a akash tablet as home delivery how can i get

    • CALL ON 18001802180

  • Hi i want aakash tablet, i m in Surat, Gujarat how can i get it…

  • Surendrapalkar76

    how to buy this tablet near to Mumbai?

  • akarsh

    before complaining about the product u better check the cost of the product…i mean no one would give a tab for 35$…and powered by android…and peoples are expecting capacitive touch screen for 35$ lol…:D

    • Neha1998

      This product sucks. The speed is shit.

    • Vrajesh

      The screen went blue after my daughter used for about 5 hours. I called the company support they said I should avoid using it fir over 2/3 hours.

    • Pola2xg

      how can i buy one or can i pay online via paypal over here in Nigeria pls reply me i really need it

  • manc

    how/where to buy this tablet near to Mumbai?

  • Anmol gupta

    where would it be available ???

  • PratikP

    I bought this tablet for my son and it stopped working on the 5 th day. I called up the company to complain about the product. One if the employees went to the extent of telling me what do I expect it to be an iPad for about Rs. 10k.

    Pratik Pathak

  • Sandrapinto

    My Aakash conked out. The company says to send it to their depot for repair. Parts not covered on warranty.

    • Myrna_korai

      I had a similar problem. The depot asked me to pay Rs. 750+ taxes for repairing as that problem was not covered under warranty.

  • Govind Agarwal

     want to know where do i get this near to jamshedpur…

  • Irfan_malik

    I have a problem with the operating system the icons size changes the moment I see a video. The company is not responding to my query. Is it bcos I paid only Rs. 1850.00. I should have bought the Playbook. Atleast you get a peace of mind even though you are paying more.

  • Shankar

    Any one interested in buying my tablet. I am willing to sell for Rs.1,300.00 cash. It is too slow for me. I am from Bangalur.

    • Ajitpaulsharma
    • haramibaap

      teri maa ki …………………

      • shahadat

        teri maa na deya kya  passa

    • Belive Abhi


  • Shankar

    Send a DD for Rs. 1,300+ postage I will send it by registered parcel

  • Khajazaki

    i m pakistani  and wana to buy ur beautiful aakaash but how?

  • Ganesh

    i am in thiruvallur …. where to buy it

  • Rishabh3e909

    i am rishabh ……where to buy it

  • its not so useful

  • hey guys….Please help me i’m in a turmoil…please tell me that should i buy it or not…..please I REQUEST TO ALL OF YOU TO SUGGEST ME THAT WHETHER I SHOULD BUY OR NOT…PLEASE!!!!!!!

    • Wajid Aslam

      Saif Bhai Lelo lelo Jaldi Se Lelo 

      • Wajid Aslam

        If any one want know about Aakash Tablet just give me miss call on 08237817677

  • Rejaneesh Bs


  • S Srinivasacharyulu

    I find the reports regarding the presale bookings. I would like to book one for me. But unable to find out the booking process. can it be made available by the reporter or the manufacturer?
    SS Charyulu email- sscharyulu@rediffmail.com

  • venkat

    i want it how i can i get it please tell meeeee



  • Kveek

    How to buy

  • Rs6133

    i  need to buy india tab
    this is my contact  9870944360,
    Email id :- rs6133@gmail.com

  • Csg2007 Sain

    how to buy this tablet 
    i want buy this akash tablet 
    pls  tellme 

  • Narayan Dheeraj3

    HOW can i get this aakash lovely tab
      It sell in noida. yes or no

  • chandan kumar

    may i get this product here in bokaro

  • Shiv nath Chandok

    from where i can buy this tablet 

  • Keval W

    You can register yourself and buy this tablet from this link-

  • Keval W

    It sell in only India

  • Faisal Rahman

    hi i m faisal it does akash tab was available in jamia millia islamia

  • Satyendra Singh

    how do I can purchase the akash tablet and from where.

  • Rishimeel33

    you can buy aakash tablet by prebooking it at datawind’s website http://datawind.com/

  • Priyanka

    how to get akash tablet in hyderabad 

  • Sahni Amit

    kindly book one Aakash tablet in the name of samridhi bhasin solan

  • sunil goyal

    kindly book 1 aakash tablet for me
       sunil goyal

  • sunil goyal

    please book 1 aakash tablet for me & how can i get it and ho the payment will be maid

  • Sushilguptaa

    i wanted to book aakash tablet how can i book kindly book 1 for me.

  • ak.mishra

    kindly book one tab for me

  • manoj jain

    i want to book aakash tablet.please tell me how to procee

  • Naresh

    Please send me the procedure of prebooking on nsparwani@sify.com OR nsparwani@yahoo.co.in

  • Tarsem Bedi

    how to purchase online, kindly send me massage in bedi.0777@gmail.com

  • Sudhir Arora

     prebooking is not going on the website of datawind. pls tell me the procedure at sudhirarora1982yahoo.com

  • Paulpradhan

    how do i book ur device……my add….paulpradhan@yahoo.co.in

  • Paulpradhan

    how do i book ur device……my add….paulpradhan@yahoo.co.in

  • Shaiknaeemahmed

    whats the procedure to buy Online it?Plz tell me shaiknaeemahmed@gmail.com

  • Aslam Khan086

    guys go to yahoo.com you can find a web called akashtab site and from their you can book it

  • Ilovemyindia

    u  moron India is not the home dirt-cheap tech..dont forget our Indian techs working in ur country developing amazing gizmos..look at the tablet specs its great and i commend the government of india for their effort in bringing the poor people in to the mainstream….

  • Chandran_jaya888

    where is your dealers in chennai?

  • yogesh

    how to purchase online, kindly send me massage in yjrana7@yahoo.com

  • Sunder

    I want to buy Aakash tab pc, please tell me how to do that .lighthouse.sunder@gmail.com

    • Abhi Gupta

      9420699889 for AKASH

  • Ayesha
    • Aslam Khan086


  • Nikitavashishta

    Plz…let me know how to purchase an akaash tab???

    • Abhi Gupta

      9420699889 AKASH 2

  • venkatesh

    hw to get akaash no response is being given

  • Pawan sharma

    pl let me know how to order for Akash Tablet

  • i want to buy now give me inform that how to buy it 

  • girdhari lal Dayma kerap

    i want to buy now give me inform that how to buy it.plz tell me on my mobile no 9452058329

  • Muhammad Shafiq

    How can i buy this?

  • jayant singh rathore

    i need to buy this urgently plz tell  me the procedure and intimate me on 7597511369

  • Catchuguns

    how is this tab?? worth for the money?? 

  • Mkotamraju

    i want the particulars to place an order and to use it for engineering students of rural background. kindly intimate on this no. 04027602705

  • Vidhitraders

    how 2 get it . pl inform either on my mobile 9219508125, 9058680700 or vidhitraders@gmail.com, alokkumarlal@gmail.com

  • Dnyansarovr

    Kindly give me detail when & where i will get this phone contact no 9922745286 dnyansarovar@yahoo.com

  • Chaubeyavinash25

    i dnt wnt 2 buy…tablet

  • Raghav

    You can find more information here:

  • Phiroz Hoda

    I want to buy for my student engineer son. How should I go about it. Please e-mail me at phjirozhoda_3@hotmail.com

  • Sushil

      i wan to buy this product please mail me the detail on manishgupta_simca@yahoo.com

  • Krishnabharath04

    I wanna buy this table. Please mail met on krishnabharath04@gmail.com



  • Mohammadarif177

    my name is mohammad arif.i asked that i study BCA .so i purchase akash tab .plese inform me that price .in my e mail id and mobile number mohammadarif177@gmail.com.mo.8896594543

  • Mohammadarif177

    my name is mohammad arif.i asked that i study BCA .so i purchase akash tab .plese inform me that price .in my e mail id and mobile number mohammadarif177@gmail.com.mo.8896594543

  • Mansi Bharat

    Aakash tablet is a revolution in india market because of its price.From students to CEOs of big companies will use it.Go for ubislate which is for Rs.3000 which got higher speed processor.
    I have also posted related article, please check it out Aakash Tablet for Rs.2500

  • Mansi Bharat

    Aakash tablet is a revolution in india market because of its price.From students to CEOs of big companies will use it.Go for ubislate which is for Rs.3000 which got higher speed processor.
    I have also posted related article, please check it out Aakash Tablet for Rs.2500

    • I guess we should wait. Magna Pepper tablet from some K’nataka company is almost set to market it. And they are promising good customer support unlike Aakash. The price is around 6K. Way better than the UBISlate being sold by Datawind.

  • Rhl Satpute

    how to buy this akash tablet please tell me my mail id rhl.satpute@gmail.com

  • Fazal Ahmad

    i have booked aakash tablet but i want to know how to canceled this order  :   please mail me fazal.ahmad1@yahoo.com

    • No need to cancel. You will receive a mail asking for check or DD. Don’t send money and they won’t send you the tablet.

  • Thehighwayman445

     Rhl Satpute  : You can order akash from the below link : http://www.akashtablet.com/

  • ashutosh kumar pandey

    i like akash and we want to bye this tablet pc ,how much we can pay and bye

  • Ggehlen

    where can i buy it in Canada

  • Dharambirsiradhana

    i want to book akash tablet, hoe can i book it.

  • Remse3

    Were can i buy that in Slovenia??

  • Jerry_flores

    i’m also interested to avail this tablet gadget where can i possibly get this and how?

  • manohar bhagtani

         kindly book one datawind akash tablet computer. my residential address is 166,
         sindhi colony, gumanpura,kota.rajasthan,india.324007.
         mob.  09413471868, 09001983720.
         please reply the time of delivary.
          thankyou sir,
                                               manohar bhagtani,

  • Greengun

    i name is praveen kumar singh working in goa i order this aakash tablet PC my Sr. no :P341442920163921 i paid Rs 2698 to Bright Telecom india Pvt ltd, Invoice No:BRIGHT/NZ/13377 date 1/2/2012

    And aakash tablet is not working in order away time is Hang, not add, THIS PROD IS NOT A GOOD for USE   

  • ashutosh kumar pandey

    pl.book the akash tablet of my follwing add.
    MOB.-9451964786, 8081491455
    How i pay his cost.
    thanks regards
    ashutosh pandey 

    • Onlinework6

       You can book the tablet yourself at the official website of ubislate.
      For more news on akash tablet head over to akash-tablet.org

  • Well, now that govt says it won’t extend the LC of Datawind, which is to expire this month end, I guess it is the end of Datawind partnership. There will be Aakash but it wont be from Datawind. People who bought the tablet are crying foul. Check out the post on my blog on why Aakash will never reach market and the type of repair they are offering. webreviewsforyou.net

  • hello sir …. i have booked a aakash tablet ubislate 7 in january -2012 …. can you tell me when i will get the delievery ….plz reply


  • have you online order chiking id

  • how i can get this from pakistan

  • Nutter

    Can i order 1 in the uk ???

  • Fuckesworld


  • Madarchood

    Dont order guys…you all big looozers 

    • Rohanrua

      u are big madar chood

  • Ragsri55

    I would like to book one for my daughter studying in the college. can get student concession?

  • srinivas

    I want to buy it for my college going daughter how to order for atudents? mail me ragsri55@yahoo.com

  • Jamesglenn25

    kindly bbok me one at glenn jam,es c/o j james maltekdi nanded maharashtra

  • balaji

    how can i book this

  • Mohansk833

    i llpre booking ,,,then what the procedures next…….

  • Paresh Panchal

    i already booked aakash, when i get aakash

  • nandmohan

    Iam NANDMOHAN i had booked ubislate7+ n feb. whn will i get it/please help me

    • rahul

      i have also booked in feb have you received your tab  please inform

  • Sreekanth

    Hi. i am sreekanth. i booking ID PM6D627,  booking ID PM4575C29548. check two month before sent. still now not get my laptop. pls cross check. feedback my mail. sreesanjai@rediffmail.com or call my mobile ; 0065 81749133. i am in singapore. i order my hometown india.

  • B Guru

    i am B Guru studying BE in Bangalore.How to book tablet

    • Hemantwaghmare20

      Visit to http://www.ubislate.com/ to book a Akash Tablet.

  • Pradap

    when we get our aakash tablet?

  • Mohammed Moiz

    I had booked this ubi on 9th march 2012.and my booking id is
    “PMA98D510EE7”.But till now there is no response.shall i expect


    Hi. i am Debnath. I booking ID PM304464BAE4. My email ID dey.debnath.deb@gmail.com and my mobile number is 8697018534 . please let me know how to order akash tab .

  • rajesh

    i wt to buy 4 my son

  • prosanta

    Pl desist from the trap of datawind , this company is a fraud company . I want to share my experience with you all . I had purchased a AKASH TABLET in the month of Oct 2013 after 10 days it began malfunctioning and with consultation to the technical team of datawind i sent the tablet to Delhi office by courier and it was received by them . The tablet has not yet been returned to me , I have made a lot of correspondence with them , every time they are telling that it will be returned . Last month one of their representative told me that the delhi office has been shifted so it is possible that the tablet is lost somewhere . Now they are reluctant to continue discussion with this subject . So be aware of this company .

    Mob No 9854021815