Tablet at $35.

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Indian Tablet - at $35.

This is a game changer for education and development.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India introduced a cheap tablet computer Wednesday, saying it would deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers out of poverty.

The computer, called Aakash, or “sky” in Hindi, is the latest in a series of “world’s cheapest” innovations in India that include a 100,000 rupee ($2,040) compact Nano car, a 750 rupee ($15) water purifier and $2,000 open-heart surgery.

Developer Datawind is selling the tablets to the government for about $45 each, and subsidies will reduce that to $35 for students and teachers. In comparison, the cheapest Apple iPad tablet costs $499, while the recently announced Kindle Fire will sell for $199.

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2 thoughts on “Tablet at $35.

  1. That’s a country investing in its future by lifting it’s people and mostly it’s children. Damn socialist meddlers! We all know the free market could do it better!

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