While unveiling the $35 Sakshat tablet in 2010, government officials told that the tablet will hit the market by Jan 2011. But, the project has been delayed indefinitely and the proposed launch was re-scheduled. Rumour mills reported that the tablet was manufactured using the cheap components available in the market.
Amid speculations over its features, specifications and components, government announced that 10,000 Sakshat tablets will be delivered to IIT Rajasthan in late June. More over, around 90,000 Sakshat Tablet will be available in the market within three months with an attractive price tag of just Rs 2,200.
Sakshat tablet manufactured by HCL Technologies will have features like 7 inch touchscreen and Linux operating system. This tablet will be powered 2GB RAM and 32GB HD. Other features include Wi-Fi, USB port, Bluetooth etc.
- Display: Touch Screen
- Keyboard: Built in
- RAM: 2GB
- Connectivity: Wifi, USB
- Operating System: Linux
- Power: 2 watt
- It has single unit system which has a touch screen
- It has a keyboard which is in-built
- It is operated by a 2 watt system
Sakshat tablet has been developed as part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology that aims to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities on the subcontinent in an e-learning program via an existing Sakshat portal.