According to the news by Times of India, round about 14 lakh Aakash tablets were booked within just 2 weeks. Aakash tablet is the world’s cheapest tablet and is creating vibrations the world over because of its features with respect to the price for which it is being offered.
The company behind Aakash – Datawind is now struggling hard to meet the demands of Aakash tablet throughout the country. Because of this short supply, Datawind is planning to open up three plants in Noida, Hyderabad and Cochin.
According to Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind – “We never expected such a high response from both corporate and individual buyers. We plan to supply 70,000-75,000 units per day once the factories are in place by April”
Datawind is also in the process of selling Ubislate 7+ which is an upgrade version of Aakash tablet. Ubislate 7+ is priced at Rs 2,999 (INR). Datawind is already in the process of pre-booking Ubislate 7+. It plans to roll out Ubislate 7+ by mid of January 2012. Ubislate 7+ has a processor speed of 700 MHz as compared to 36 MHz processor of Aakash.
Datawind is currently struggling with the supply of Aakash tablet and we guess that if you have booked Aakash on “Cash on Delivery” model then you will have to wait for a little while longer.