India builds World’s Cheapest Tablet

Satheesh C B | Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | 0 comments

After world’s cheapest car Tata Nano, India developed a tablet that will go on sale for just $ 35(Around Rs.1600/-).World’s cheapest tablet PC  unveiled  recently by the Indian Human Resource Development minister Kapil Sibal.

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It has the Linux operated touch screen  and possess all the functions of a high-end tablet that with lesser speed and memory . It also packed with features like Internet browsing facility, PDF reader, video conferencing and computing abilities like Open Office, SciLab, etc. It also capable of playing both stored and streamed media files.It is designed for easy access for students in rural areas, the tablet weighs 400 grams and has a 7 inch screen . In addition, solar powered and uses only 2 Watts.

Features

  • A full Internet browser
  • A PDF reader,
  • Video conferencing support,
  • Word, excel, Office document support etc using Open Office
  • Sci-lab
  • Media Player
  • Remote device management
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm jack, USB, WiFi
  • OS: Linux
  • RAM: 2GB

Indian Govt plans to introduce the tablet in early 2011 and, taking into account the mass production is expected to lower the price of the device to ten dollars. Two variants of this device will  be available . One that is targeted for school students(limited memory and no hard disk) and other  is for  higher education institutions and colleges.Moreover, the Indian government decided to subsidize half the cost  for the benefit of educational institutions .

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