HCL, Micromax may bid for Aakash 2
CL Infosystems, which recently launched two new tablets called CL ME U1 and CL Myedu Tab in India, has expressed willingness to participate in the tender to manufacture Aakash 2. owever, the company also made it clear that it would bid only at a ‘feasible’ price.
Micromax also recently indicated that it may take part in the bidding for the upgraded Aakash version. Deepak Mehrotra, CEO, Micromax said, We will be looking at it but our costs cannot come down. We will not compromise on the uality of our product. The company has forayed into the tablet market in India with the launch of its rst tablet Pc--funbook. Labelled as an edutainment device, the tablet is
said to be completely ‘Made in India’.
Datawind had won the rst round of bidding to supply 100,000 Aakash devices. The second round of bidding to manufacture Aakash 2, the enhanced version of the world’s cheapest tablet PC, should commence later in 2012. owever, the government has not yet disclosed the timing of the tender or the number of tablets to be supplied.