Aakash tablet maker Datawind on Thursday announced the completion of the projects it has undertaken and added that it has shipped one lakh units of the tablet to the Indian government.
"We have supplied all units of Aakash tablets under contract to the government. It will be with the transporter by midnight tonight and will be processed through Letter of Credit documentation by IIT-Bombay," Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli told PTI.
He added that 74,700 units of Aakash 2 tablets have been shipped and delivered to Noida and IIT-Bombay and the rest 25,300 units of tablets shipment is underway.
"The 25,300 unit final shipments will be released by State Bank of India (IIT-Bombay's bank) upon endorsement of the delivery order, as per the Letter of Credit requirement established by IIT-Bombay," he said.
He also made it clear that the company has cleared all backlog orders pending for its commercial Ubislate tablets, the production of which was marred due to several issues regarding quality.
"We have supplied 98,000 of Aakash 2 devices and 2,000 devices with DataWind's recommendations for upgraded version of Aakash 2, all at a price of Rs. 2, 263," Tuli added.
The initial version of the tablet was caught in controversy when it was rejected on the grounds of poor performance by IIT Rajasthan and the project later transferred under IIT Bombay. Datawind received the tender for 1 lakh unit of Aakash tablets priced at $49.98 in 2011.The upgraded version of Aakash tablet come with 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and is powered by a Cortex A8 1GHz processor.It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and pcks 512MB of RAM with a flash memory of 4GB that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The tablet is delivered for a cost of ₹2,263 per unit.