Bargain alert! If you’re a student living in India you’ll soon be able to get your hands on a super-cheap Android tablet. The seven-inch Akrash, that means Sky in English, will launch on Wednesday for 2,200 rupees (US$45) with its sights firmly set on the education sector.
According to the AFP, the touchscreen slate will run via Froyo (Android 2.2) and will have built in Wi-Fi, multimedia and videoconferencing capabilities. As you’d expect for such a low, low price the device is a bit limited specs wise with just 180 minutes of battery life and 256MB of RAM. On the plus side, you will receive 32GB expandable memory and two USB ports for your money.
Unfortunately for readers outside the Indian educational system, the Akrash is likely to be sold through universities and colleges instead of retail channels. The first batch of 500 are set to be made immediately available after their launch at a subsidised price of US$35.
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