Linked by David Adams on Mon 26th Jul 2010 00:44 UTC, submitted by orfanum
Hardware, Embedded Systems India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal unveiled a touchscreen tablet that he claims they will be able to produce for just $35. The device is being aimed at students, and seems to be taking the One Laptop Per Child idea and running with it. "Despite the price, users will get a touch-screen, a PDF reader and a webcam for video conferencing. There has been no confirmation of its specifications but reports suggest 2GB of memory, Wi-Fi and Ethernet and power consumption at just 2W. Naturally, the device will run Linux."
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RE: Smells Subsidized
by lucifer on Wed 28th Jul 2010 05:49 UTC in reply to "Smells Subsidized"
lucifer
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2006-08-20

oh really? good luck looking for a touch panel vendor with a usd 35 component cost (i presumed it IS component cost, since, legend has it, labour is dirt cheap in india).

meanwhile, we are still eagerly waiting for simputer - that much ballyhooed (or in this case, bollyhooed) pda which was supposed to be a palm killer.

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