The Indian Tablet space is certainly booming. Soon after the launch of the OlivePad 3G Android tablet, we have news of another Indian tablet which will be launched soon.
The Indian government has unveiled a new low cost tablet which will be priced around Rs. 1500 ($30). Unlike the earlier $10 laptop which turned out to be a USB drive, this seems to be real.
This is real, tangible and we will take it forward. The price of the device is expected to be around $35 (Rs. 1,500), gradually dropping down to $20 and ultimately $10 per piece,said Human Resource Development Minister, Kapil Sibal.
The tablet will have a touchscreen display and a built in keyboard with 2 GB RAM, Wi-Fi and USB connectivity. It will run on a custom Linux based OS and will run Open Office. It will also have an internet browser, PDF reader, video conferencing and media player applications.
It was built by a group of students and professors from IISc Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay and VIT Vellore in collaboration with the HRD ministry.
Source: The Hindu