India has seen its fair share of Android based tablets in the form of OlivePad 3G Android Tablet in the past, however, the news these days is around the $35 tablet/laptop that the Indian Government has unveiled.
The ambitious touchscreen tablet which runs on Android OS also has a camera and 2GB or RAM. It also contains several ports including USB port, Mini SD card slot along with a SIM card slot for 3G access. The device is both Wi-Fi and 3G enabled, so you can easily use it on the go.
The 7" and 9" Android based laptop can also be run on solar power besides the batter operated system. It has also got an virtual keyboard and a stylus for more touch screen comfort. It also has a eBook reader.
Indian HRD minister Kapil Sibal has promised that the gadget will be made available exclusively for Indian students for a price of Rs. 1,500. The minister has also promised that million of units of the $35 laptop/tablet will be produced soon. There was no fixed date as to when it would be unveiled in the retail market.
Here is an hands-on video of the Indian $35 tablet/laptop and interview with the HRD minister Kapil Sibal whose dream and vision was used in creating the device.
What do you think about the $35 laptop? Would you purchase it when it released in the Indian retail market, or would you rather go and buy a high end laptop from other popular manufactures. After all you hardly get any par Rs. 1,500 devices these days.
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