India and Pakistan Join Forces to Promote IT: FiveRivers Announces Application Support for India’s Aakaash Tablet

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Lahore-based FiveRivers Technologies and will port their application catalogue to India's low-cost tablet to make it more useful and effective for end-users

FiveRivers Technologies and its mobile applications subsidiary,, announced today that they will support the recently launched low-cost Aakaash tablet from India. Following the commercial availability of Aakaash in November, will begin porting a relevant subset of their over 150 applications to the new platform.’s award winning portfolio of applications includes three World #1 titles, including the four-time AppWorld #1 app, Photo Editor.

The Aakaash tablet, priced at USD $60, is sponsored by the Government of India and is intended for widespread distribution in rural and urban areas, specifically to promote literacy and education. The tablet is based on Google’s Android operating system and is equipped with a 366 Mhz processor and a 7’ resistive touch-screen. The device will be manufactured by Canada’s DataWind Ltd. The project is the brain-child of India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Kapil Sibal.

Mahe Zehra Husain, Co-Founder of said, “We at FiveRivers Technologies and would like to congratulate our friends in India on the launch of the Aakaash Tablet. More than anything, we would like to see friendship and cooperation in South Asia, and in that spirit, we are announcing our effort to add value to Aakaash and enrich it with our leading software products. Information Technology is critical to both our countries as it can be a powerful force to reduce poverty and eliminate illiteracy.”

Saad Hussain, Chief Marketing Officer, FiveRivers Technologies said, “We want to send our best wishes to our friends in India, to Mr. Kapil Sibal, and his team, on the launch of the Aakaash Tablet. India has embarked on a wonderful initiative and your friends in Pakistan look forward to working with you.”

FiveRivers and will begin porting their applications to the Aakaash tablet immediately upon its launch in November, 2011. A video message was released by the company which can be viewed at

About FiveRivers Technologies

FiveRivers Technology is a fast growing Information Technology company focused on providing IT products and services to leading international corporations. FiveRivers’ services include strategic planning, product development and design, and are also aimed at significantly extending the Intellectual Property portfolio of our partners. Our solutions are deployed at some of the world's largest companies and our expertise areas include Systems Management, Embedded Design, Mobile Applications, Location Based Systems, Web Applications and Enterprise Workflow Solutions. For further information, visit

About is one of the world's leading mobile application developers, with two World #1 BlackBerry AppWorld applications. The company is headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan and is focused on delivering utilities and applications to suit a mobile lifestyle. currently has an application portfolio of over 150 apps across all major mobile platforms including the iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows Phone 7, Samsung BADA, Android and Nokia. is a Blackberry™ Alliance Partner. For more information on the company and its products, please visit


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