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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Cheap chinese tablets
by twitterfire on Fri 7th Oct 2011 10:21 UTC
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You can already buy cheap and better chinese tablets for as low as 40.99 USD:

The 35 USD price for the indian tablet is a subsidized price and I guess that if you aren't an indian student you are going to pay more.

I don't recommend cheap tablets for every day use and I wouldn't buy that $40 tablets. However, there are decent android tablets for around $200 and a $40 tablet, while not good for every day usage, it's good enough if you want to do experiments with the hardware or the operating system and you don't want to risk breaking a more expensive device.

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