India’s $35 Tablet- The Everything Killer

Posted: July 29, 2010 in FOSS, Mobility, Software, Systems/Network Administration, Technology

On July 22 a $35 (or 1500 INR) hand-held Linux computing device was unveiled by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development of India. The goal of the project is to lower the price to around $20 in time and eventually reaching the amazing price of $10.

In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux (that some have said might be Android), the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality. The Sakshat descendant is said to be capable of supporting video conferencing, viewing a wide selection of video and image files, word processing, de/compressing files, printing with CUPS, full Internet browsing with Javascript and Flash, wireless communications, and remote device management.

The complete article is available on linux journal at the URL:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/indias-35-tablet-everything-killer

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