India’s $35 Tablet Will Arrive in January 2011, Will Be Manufactured By HCL

The much-hyped $35 tablet announced by the Indian government is on track, and is expected to arrive before January 10, 2011. LiveMint is reporting that the contract for manufacturing the low-end tablet has been awarded to HCL Technologies Ltd, which will be manufacturing 100,000 units.

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Back in July, India’s HRD (Human Resource Development) minister had created a flutter by promising to deliver an Android tablet to students for just $35. Initially, in spite of the hands on demo provided by Mr Kapil Sibbal, many pundits maintained that the tablet was priced too aggressively to become a reality. Nevertheless, this announcement should help the device in shedding its vaporware status.

Related: Meet STAMP: The $50 Tablet from India

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Rajasthan has been tasked with carrying out intensive laboratory and field tests across the country. The government is hoping to make the affordable portable computing device available to university level students from the second half of next year.

Specifications:

Dimensions: 8.9×7-inch
Weight: 1.5kg
RAM: 2 GB
Connectivity: Wi-fi, USB
Operating System: Android

(via AndroidOS.in)

3 thoughts on “India’s $35 Tablet Will Arrive in January 2011, Will Be Manufactured By HCL”

  1. The title misses the word tablet i think.

    India’s $35 Will Arrive in January 2011, Will Be Manufactured By HCL

    India’s $35 TABLET Will Arrive in January 2011, Will Be Manufactured By HCL

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