The mighty $35 Indian Tablet is finally launching in India on October 5. Kapil Sibal, minister of communications and information technology confirmed few minutes ago. In Indian Rupee, the price of the tablet is Rs. 1700. The Indian Government will subsidize the cost of the tablet and offer it to students for about Rs. 1100. Kapil Sibal confirmed the launch of the tablet while speaking at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He said that the new tablet will enable students and teachers to break the boundaries of traditional classroom and acquire knowledge through IT.
$35 Tablet In India: Wow?
<h2>Tech Specs & Features of India's $35 Tablet</h2>
The $35 tablet features 7" touch screen (resolution unknown yet), 32 GB Internal memory, 2 GB RAM, 2 USB ports and video conferencing capability (now we know how student's are going to use it in class). The tablet will be multimedia tablet and we are not sure whether there will be inbuilt speakers. However, it makes sense to have just a headphone jack instead of speakers. We hope to have detailed technical specifications and feature set soon.
Sibal said that the tablet has been developed through public-private association. It would be quite interesting to see how the new device boosts the learning abilities of children. We're quite optimistic about adoption of the new tablet. However, it's quite amusing to know why all Indian MPs were given iPad 2 for personal use by Indian Government. What do you think?