Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Aakash assembled, programmed in India: Datawind


Datwind, the maker of Aakash tablet PC said assembling and programming of the low-cost tablet has been done in the country and only some parts have been sourced from China.

"For the first 10,000 units for IIT, and for expediency sake we had the motherboards and kits manufactured in our Chinese subcontractor's facilities, and then the units have been kitted in China at various manufacturers for expediency, whereas the final assembly and programming has happened in India," Datawind said in a statement.

The company said it got the approval from the government to procure components from China.

"This was well discussed as we got approval prior to shipping. The initial devices were assembled and programmed at our facilities in New Delhi and Amritsar," it said.

The first one lakh devices will be provided to students of engineering colleges and universities and subsequently these will be distributed to others.


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