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World’s cheapest tablet unveiled by India

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This week has been a buzz about India. First, the new symbol for Indian currency; then, the epic browser: The Indian browser with an intention of impressing Indians; Recently, Olivepad: an Indian version of the Ipad. Now what’s the buzz? It is the age of tablets and we all had been hunting for an answer to our query “Cheapest tablet in the world” and finally, the answer is here.

Kapil Sibal launches the World's cheapest tablet
Kapil Sibal launches the World's cheapest tablet

Indian resource development minister Kapil Sebal, in a press meet at New Delhi, said:

“We have reached a (developmental) stage that today; the motherboard, its chip, the processing, connectivity, all of them cumulatively cost around $35, including memory, display and everything.”

The $35 electronic gadget is said to have been packed with web browsers, PDF reader, video conferencing facilities, pen office, sci-lab, media player, remote device management capability, multimedia input-output interface option, and multiple content viewer. The Linux based device will also have provisions for running on solar power besides the usual battery- operated systems. This gadget is brought out by the research teams of Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science.

Sibal said the Linux-based device was expected to be introduced to higher education institutions from 2011 but the aim was to drop the price further to $20 and ultimately to $10.

Via: Indian Express

We apparently are looking forward towards the all new $35 tablet launched by Kapil Sibal yesterday. Aren’t we?

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OLIVEPAD-VT100 : India’s answer to iPad

While we wait for Notion inks -Adam to come to the market , OLIVE TELECOM launches a 3G tablet OLIVEPAD-VT100. The device was unveiled by Mr. Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecom Mr. David Hind, CEO, Olive Telecom, Americas and Mr. Artem Orange, CEO, Olive CIS/CEE.

Olive Pad

Olive Pad

The key Features of OlivePad are:

  • Android Operating System 1.6
  • 3.5G HSUPA
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3 megapixel camera and a front camera
  • GPS with google maps and map my india
  • e-book reader
  • flash support
  • mini USB port

Olive Pad come @ a price of  25,000 . Quite expensive i feel. No Information about the battery back-up is available .It is said to have some heating issues. The touch interface is decent and comes with a little scratch resistant screen . The look of the device is quite fat but i’d say decently designed. Hope to see more of such devices in the Indian market. Hopefully by end of the year Indian market will be flooded by Tabloid Pc’s  from Nokia , Motorola and other major players.

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