Govt is proposing to set up manufacturing plants for the tablet in India too.
According to Indian Express, the Department of Information Technology has written to the Department of Science & Technology asking whether the Aakash tablet project could be routed through them.
Reports also added that the Union HRD minister, Kapil Sibal has also written to the Prime Minister proposing a manufacturing unit for the new version of the Aakash tablet in view of the problems faced by the first Aakash tablet manufactured by Datawind.
"The draft of the specifications has been prepared, formally it has to be placed before a committee... We are waiting for a suitable date to do that," Department of Electronics and IT (DEITy) Secretary J Satyanarayana was quoted as saying by PTI.
"We should not add so many features so that the cost will go beyond," he further added.
It is to be noted that the Datawind has so far launched three versions of Aakas tablet, meant for students. All the three tablets are being sold in the market under the brand name of UbiSlate (UbiSlate 7Ci, UbiSlate7C+ etc). However, all the tablets were hammered by the experts and users alike for poor quality. The problem was further compounded by issues of non-supply by Datawind. Moreover, many Indian and Chinese brands have recently launched their tablets in the market at around the same priced as the Aakash tablet but with better specification.
Hence, the upcoming tablet is most likely to have some decent features but considering the fact that it is meant for students, the tablet would definitely have ordinary features as indicated by J Satyanarayana.
Here we have selected the phones which are available in India between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.
Currently, the Xolo Tegra Note is available from Flipkart for Rs 6,999 while as per Xolo the tablet has a price tag of Rs 5,499.
The offer is only available till February 14.
Coolpad Fancy features a 4.7-inch HD IPS display with 2.5D Arc glass on top and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Honor Holly 2 Plus is available from both Amazon and Flipkart.
Gionee Elife S8 has a 4.6-inch (1920x1080 pixels) display that has five finger touch support.
Aircel's 'Gramin Healthcare Line' is available for customers across Odisha, however, the physical consultations are available in 6 districts of Odisha as of now.
Archos 50d Oxygen is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa core Mediatek processor which is coupled with 2 GB RAM.
Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo is now available in Indonesia.
Lenovo K4 Note will also be available in White colour option along with black colour.