Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "India has launched what it says is the world's cheapest touch-screen tablet computer, priced at just $35. Costing a fraction of Apple's iPad, the subsidised Aakash is aimed at students. It supports web browsing and video conferencing, has a three-hour battery life and two USB ports, but questions remain over how it will perform. Officials hope the computer will give digital access to students in small towns and villages across India, which lags behind its rivals in connectivity."
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RE: Comment by error32
by unclefester on Thu 6th Oct 2011 05:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by error32"
unclefester
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Rampant nationalism, corruption, vote buying, job creation...

This tablet will probably reach the Indian market in 2016 at $200/unit with downgraded specs.

See the Tata Nano microcar for another example. Only about 79,000 in total have been sold rather than the anticipated multi-million unit sales.

Edited 2011-10-06 05:59 UTC

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