India’s $35 tablet disaster now becoming apparent

Aakash is not made in India – its design, software and Apps are being made in India, but hardware is a mixed import!

35% of hardware components were sourced from South Korea, 25% from China, 16% from the USA, 16% from India and 8% from other countries. has posted the 12 reasons why Aakash tablet sucks: In a nutshell, the Aakash: costs more than they said it does, especially if you buy the storage cards necessary to make it useful; is horribly underpowered (256 MB RAM); the processor is feeble; the display is incredibly reflective (hopefully there’s no sunshine in rural India); has miserable battery life; overheats easily; has a clunky resistive, rather than capacitive, touchscreen; does not support Bluetooth; can’t be upgraded with either hardware or software (it’s an Android tablet that can’t use Android apps!); has no speakers and does not come with earbuds or headphones; and supports Wi-Fi, which rural Indians don’t have access to.

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