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[4]: Smells Subsidized
by Bobthearch on Mon 26th Jul 2010 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Smells Subsidized"
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

Beagleboard, starting at "only" $149...

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RE[5]: Smells Subsidized
by eantoranz on Mon 26th Jul 2010 14:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Smells Subsidized"
eantoranz Member since:
2005-12-18

Man, are there computers based on this board?

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RE[6]: Smells Subsidized
by bryanv on Tue 27th Jul 2010 02:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Smells Subsidized"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

The AlwaysInnovating TouchBook was originally prototyped on the beagleboard.

I do believe that TI or someone else is manufacturing the custom board they now use (although it is compatible with the beagle) in the shipping product.

The beagleboard is intended as a prototyping platform, not a consumer device.

Personally, I find that a bit of a shame. If the Haiku port to ARM ever matures, I'd be -really- interested in building Haiku boxen based off the Beagle XM board.

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