Posted by: kenwbudd | October 11, 2011

India launches World’s cheapest tablet

India has already churned out the world’s cheapest car and is now launching what’s billed as the world’s cheapest 7-inch touchscreen tablet.

The result of efforts by India’s Ministry of Human Resource and Development to develop a low cost computing device that could be used by students across the country.

Aakash, or “sky” in Hindi, is set to be sold to students at the government’s subsidised price of US$35.

The regular retail price of the tablet is expected to be around US$60 when the unit hits the shelves as a commercial version called the UbiSlate 7.

Wonder how many ‘students’ will sign up for this one!

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