NEW DELHI: Datawind, the company behind the low-cost Aakash tablets, announced to clear all backlog of paid orders for the commercial version within the next six weeks.
“All the paid orders (for tablets with) resistive and capacitative (screens) without SIM will be cleared in next 10 days. But the ones that want tablet with SIM will be cleared in 4 to 6 weeks,” said DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli.
The company is offering new models of Aakash, called as the cheapest computer, with two kind of touchscreens — resistive and capacitative.
Capacitative touchscreens responds better than resistive touchscreens when touched by finger to operate the tablet PC.
The company has received close to 40 lakh orders for its Ubislate tablet PC, which has similar specifications to the first version of Aakash tablet.
The first version of tablet had processor with 366 Megahertz, 256 MB RAM and 2GB flash memory. It also has WiFi-based Internet connectivity option.
According to Tuli, the total number of paid customer was around 1 to 1.5 per cent (of the total).
The company has introduced new version of Ubislate tablet with 1 Ghz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4GB flash memory and is giving option to customers to shift to this new product by paying Rs 500 extra.
The advance model of Aakash runs the Google operating system Android 4.0 and has a screen measuring seven inches wide.
As per the company, it is ramping up production to 10,000 units every day.
“Right now we are doing 2,500-3,000(units) a day. We are targeting that, by end of the year, around 10,000 (units) on a daily basis. Then we will keep enhancing expanding,” Tuli added.