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Datawind answers complaints against Aakash tablet

Nestor Arellano | Jan. 18, 2012
Montreal-based company Datawind Inc. is still labouring to fill orders for its Aakash tablet, but there are already complaints about the ultra-low cost device.

The Indian government has ordered 100,000 units of the Aakash up to March 31. Datawind has delivered only 10,000 so far.

When Datawind offered the commercial version of the tablet on its Web site last year all 30,000 units were sold out in two days.

Today, the company's Web site says it is sold out on both Aakash and the newer Ubislate 7+ for the months of January to March but the company is accepting pre-orders for both for March.

Can Datawind fill its orders from the Indian government and the public as well?

Datawind is currently manufacturing the tablets in Hyderbad, India, but will soon open two more factories. With all three factories Tuli hopes to bring production up to 75,000 units per day.

"It will probably take us two more quarters to fill our orders," Tuli said.

 

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