Aakash 4 production to start in Jan: Sibal

Aakash 4 production to start in Jan: Sibal

Aakash 4 production  to start in Jan: Sibal

The next version of world’s cheapest tablet PC Aakash 4 will start in January and the price of the devices are expected to further come down by Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 in a year, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Thursday.

“Aakash 4 now has been tendered for manufacturing. From January 2014, Aakash 4 which is like any other modern tablets in the country, is going to be manufactured by several players. (As many as) 18 people have actually participated in the tender,” Sibal said while addressing students at a school here.

The Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals, which procures product for government supplies, has floated tender for Aakash 4 tablet for which bids will be opened on Friday.
Sibal said he expects the price of this cheapest tablet to further fall by about Rs 1,000 next year.

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