$35 Tablet Launch On October 5! Kapil Sibal Confirms!
Posted by Kaustubh Katdare on September 29, 2011
The mighty $35 Indian Tablet is finally launching inIndia on October 5. Kapil Sibal, minister of communications and information technology confirmed few minutes ago. In Indian Rupee, the price ofthe 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?
Tech Specs & Features of India’s $35 Tablet
The $35 tablet features 7″ touch screen (resolution unknown yet), 32 GB Internal memory, 2 GB RAM, 2 USB ports and video conferencing capability (nowwe know how student’s are going to use it in class). The tablet will be multimediatablet and we are not sure whether there will be inbuilt speakers. However, it makes sense to have just aheadphone jack instead of speakers. We hope to havedetailed 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 howthe new device boosts the learning abilities of children.We’re quite optimistic aboutadoption of the new tablet. However, it’s quite amusingto know why all Indian MPs were given iPad 2 for personal use by Indian Government. What do you think?