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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aakash (tablet) $35 Indian Government Tablet

The Aakash is an Android tablet computer jointly developed by the London-based company DataWind[1] with the Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan and manufactured by the India-based company Quad, at a new production centre in Hyderabad[2] — under a trial run of 100,000 units.[3] The tablet was officially launched as the Aakash in New Delhi on Oct 5, 2011. A substantially revised second generation model is projected for manufacture beginning in early 2012.[4]
The seven-inch touch screen tablet features 256 megabytes of RAM, uses an ARM 11 processor[5] with the Android 2.2 operating system, has two USB port[3] and delivers HD-quality video.[5] For applications, the Aakash will have access to Getjar, a proprietary market, rather than the Android Market.[6]
As a multi-media platform, the Aakash project, beset by delays and setbacks,[3] has been developed as part of the country's aim to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program.[7] Original projected as a "$35 laptop",[8] the device will be sold to the Government of India at $50[9] and will be distributed at a government subsidized price of $35. A commercial version will be marketed as the UbiSlate 7[10] at a projected price of $60.

Akash Tablet review, features and Specifications
  • Operating System: Google Android 2.2
  • Processor Power: 366 MHz Connexant
  • Processor type: graphics accelerator
  • Internal RAM: 256 MB
  • Display Screen Size: 7 inches
  • Display Resolution: 480 × 800 pixels
  • Display Type: Resistive Touch screen
  • Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g + GPRS
  • Email/Facebook/Twitter
  • Office Document Viewer: DOCX, DOC, PPTX, PPT, XLSX, XLS, ODT, ODP and PDF)
  • Video Format Support: FLV, AVI, MP4 and Mpeg
  • Audio Format Support: AC3, MP3, AAC, WAV and WMA
  • Data Transfer Connectivity: Micro USB v 2.0 Port
  • Internal memory: 2 GB
  • Expandable memory: Supports up to 32 GB
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • 3.5mm Audio Connector Jack
  • UbiSurfer-browser
  • Battery Backup: up to 3 Hours
  • Use any ordinary pen-drive
  • Even plug-in a 3G dongle
Akash Tablet Price in India has been announced as Rs. 2,999

Friday, November 18, 2011

Karnataka State Library Association (KALA)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

India Against Corruption - Support ANNA HAZARE

India Against Corruption (IAC) is a citizen's movement to demand strong anti-corruption laws. Lokpal bills were introduced several times since 1968, yet they were never passed by the Indian Parliament. After a fast by veteran social activist Anna Hazare and widespread protests by citizens across India the Government of India constituted a 10-member Joint Committee of ministers and civil society activists to draft an effective Jan Lokpal Bill. The primary focus of IAC movement is to ensure a strong Lokpal bill. The IAC is a strictly voluntary organization and its participants are bound by the IAC code of conduct.