aakash

In a report from Pratap Chakravarty of Agence France-Presse, India just launched a tablet device labeled as the “computer for the masses.” The “Aakash” (Sky) was unveiled at a $46 price point, making it the world’s cheapest tablet computer. The device utilizes the Android 2.2 operating system and has an external 2GB storage card and two USB ports.

But for reaching $46, one must make certain compromises, which is exactly the Canada-based manufacturer DataWind do. One is its limited 256-megabyte random access memory (RAM), and the other is its ridiculously short 180 minute battery life. Schools should best install new plugs for this one.