Aakash is a low cost tablet manufactured in India and is a fully functional device. It was developed by Datawind.
The government of India has purchased the tablet for $50 each and will be sold to students at a subsidized rate of $35.
It will be commercially available for $60 in November.
Video review below
- Does India’s budget tablet computer work? (bbc.co.uk)
- India Reveals Ultra Cheap $35 Android Tablet Called Aakash (shoppingblog.com)
- $38 Aakash Android tablet launches in India (venturebeat.com)
- India Produces World’s Cheapest Tablet for less than $50. 10k Made, Millions More To Come (singularityhub.com)
- World’s cheapest tablet ‘Aakash’ launched in India (panasianbiz.com)
I have mirrored the below post from Aneesh Bhasin’s FB notes, so it reaches a much wider audience.
Dear Gillette India,
Every boy looks forward to the day he picks up the razor and has his first shave, and soon after the first scream of the aftershave. That moment it a big deal. At that phase, you want the beard to grow so much that as a teenager you can shave everyday.
My first razor was a Gillette Sensor Excel, and when Mach 3 came out, I upgraded to that. Also got the Gillette fusion, which takes shaving to an even grater comfort. Also the advertising used to be super, ‘the best a man can get.’
The best a man can get, sounded good, and was actually true. That was the case with Gillette.
However, I cannot understand how that changed to selling Mach 3’s as an investment of Rs 125 so that the ladies would like men more. And PMS? Pricky Mens Stubble? Really? Unless the person who write the copy just started shaving, I cant understand where such a thought could have come from.
You want to sell us a product by telling us women like us better is we shave everyday? That’s the way you want to sell razors? And then figures come out, 88% women say this…90% women say that…70% women think clean shaved men are romantic…
Guess what, Ive been using Gillette products since the day I started shaving, and I don’t shave everyday, and a lot of men don’t. And we like it that ways, its got nothing to do with women. If it had to do with women, we would make do with the 10-12% women who apparently, again apparently, disagree with the PMS nonsense.
Gillette makes razors for women as well, would Gillette do a campaign to tell women that they should shave their legs so that 99% men can find them attractive and quote statistics?
I shave, and at times I may keep a beard, and I love having a stubble. Been clean shaven everyday has had no impact on my life.
From being a brand every boy looked forward to using, the new campaigns feel very cheap and are rather derogatory towards men. I will still use Gillette razors because they are the best a man can get, well atleast in India.
Solely based on your recent campaigns, I would make a switch the moment I can find a good alternative.
Your twitter account posted this on 3rd March-
“Women prefer to be courted by a confident man. Confidence stems from a well-groomed appearance and the first step to that is a clean-shave.”
I want to use a Mach 3 because it is good at what is does, a simple shave. Not for gyan on how many women will think I am not romantic because I didn’t shave for a few days or how that will make me lose confidence.
PS : I also cannot understand the Gillette Guard ad. How do you expect us to shave while dancing, in groups?