Tuesday 3 January 2012

Aakash bookings soar; 14 lakh units in 2 weeks.

India's maiden attempt at low-cost computing, Aakash, has proved yet again that not only is it all set to create a niche market for itself, but also to make a winner out of it. Times of India reports that the humble tablet is becoming such a favorite among masses that in just about 14 days of it being put online for sale, over 14,00,000 units of the tablet have been booked, already.

Manufacturer Datawind are now trying their best to accodomate for more bookings. In fact, Datawind is feeling the pressure of this climbing popularity, so much that it has decided to set up three new factories in the country at Cochin, Noida and Hyderabad, in addition to the one it already has in Hyderabad. In these factories, which will be functional by April, this year, Datawind will begin assembling the tablet.

Revealing more about their projected plan, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind, was quoted as saying, "We never expected such a high response from both corporate and individual buyers. We plan to supply 70,000-75,000 units per day once the factories are in place by April." Aakash tablet is touching newer heights and seems promising with its endeavours to deliver quality education to that section of the masses, who otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford it.

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