Modified Aakash tablet to be launched in May

Kolkata: A faster and enhanced version of low-cost tablet PC, Aakash, would be launched on trial basis in May, Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal said here today. "The second version of Aakash will be launched some time in May," Sibal said on the sidelines of an ICC organised higher education conclave.

He said the tablet PC was being tested and based on feedback from students commercial production would be taken up. The new tablet would have a better 3200m AH battery with a three hour battery backup, a 700 MHz Cortex A8 processor and a capacitive touch screen which would get over the earlier issues observed in the tablets, Sibal had said earlier. The first stage of 100,000 tablets was aimed for students of higher technical educational institutions, he had said recently.