Indian authorities are revising their ambitions over the country's Aakash, after the pilot run missed expectations. The government plans to launch a new tender and is also considering raising the price from $35 to $50.
In a report today, Indian Express said the country's Union Human Resource Development Ministry was looking at upgrading specifications for the tablet, including a "capacitive" touch-screen display.
The news daily cited a "highly placed official" who revealed that the ministry had so far been insisting on a $35 price tag, but now plans to revise the upper ceiling to $50 for the new version, tentatively called Aakash 2.
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