04 Jan '12, 12am

Aakash, the world's cheapest tablet computer at $60, draws 1.4 million orders in India

Aakash, the world's cheapest tablet computer at $60, draws 1.4 million orders in India

This Oct 5, 2011 file photograph shows Indian students as they use the newly launched 'Akash' the 46 USD (34 euros) computer tablet in New Delhi on . The world's cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for online sale two weeks ago in India, the manufacturers told AFP on Jan 3, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW DELHI (AFP) - The world's cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for sale online two weeks ago in India, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. Bookings for the long-awaited Aakash, pegged at 2,500 rupees (S$60), began on Dec 14, two months after it was unveiled as the 'computer for the masses' in India where millions struggle to fund their education. Datawind, the British company contracted by the Indian government to manufacture Aakash, said it had been taken by surprise by the response in India, where A...

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