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.
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?