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 el.pescado on Mon 26th Jul 2010 19:22 UTC in reply to "Smells Subsidized"
el.pescado
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2010-06-29

Indians once said they will manufacture car for $2000... and they did it, although no one believed in it. On the other hand, version that will be allowed to drive on European roads will cost triple that much - maybe here lies the secret.

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RE[2]: Smells Subsidized
by arpan on Mon 26th Jul 2010 19:49 in reply to "RE: Smells Subsidized"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

I don't think that seatbelts or airbags are required to sell laptops. :-) So that won't make a difference.

Edited 2010-07-26 19:49 UTC

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RE[2]: Smells Subsidized
by TusharG on Wed 28th Jul 2010 14:01 in reply to "RE: Smells Subsidized"
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

Well the triple price in Europe is not because the car is subsidized in India. There is considerable difference in quality of material, transportation of goods, cheap-labor and features made available in India vs Europe are.
$35 in India is Rs 1575/- and with that price producing plastic material and Display is possible, also do look closely the features it is offering.

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