The Aakash2 tablet debuted at the United Nations HQ in NY yesterday. Developed in partnership with DataWind, the $35 tablet is faster than the first. The Aakash project developed the inexpensive tablets to stem illiteracy in India. “There is a reason places like Hyderabad are called ‘Cyberabad,’” UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon said at the event. “But we know technology is not an end in itself. The key is to empower people to make the most of their own potential.” Venture Beat reported the tablet it has a 1 gigahertz processor and 512 megabites of RAM, giving it the same CPU speed as the first iPad. Its built-in camera even enables videoconferencing.
[Editor's Note: Datawind is a client of Trylon SMR, owned by Trylon Communications, Inc., the parent company of NY Convergence]