If you needed more evidence that there’s a market for super cheap tablets, check out the Aakash. The $41 Android tablet from India has already racked up 1.4 million orders in just two weeks, according to AFP.The tablet is made by the British company Datawind, which has been working with the Indian government to develop cheap educational tools.
The Aakash’s price could go down as low as $10 later this year as the company makes more advanced models, Datawind tells AFP.
VentureBeat got to try the Aakash back in October. (Check out their video and first impressions.) It runs Android 2.2 Froyo, which is almost two years old at this point. VentureBeat says it’s pretty sluggish, but that’s pretty much what we’d expect for a budget tablet designed for young students.