$35 Laptop prototype – by Indian govt. – Android based tablet PC

Gadget Guru, the gadget show by NDTV had interviewed Kapil Sibal, the Human Resource and Development minister about their very much rumored tablet PC that they were developing for a very low price. And its now confirmed that the product is going to be released soon, as the prototype presented by them was perfectly working. And Kapil Sibal said that it’s going to cost just $35 i.e. INR 1500.

tablet device

Here are a few things about the tablet device –

  • Its based on android platform, and the performance is excellent, with all the features similar to the android devices presently sold in the market.
  • It has a virtual keyboard on the screen itself, which says it has a touchscreen with the resistive interface.
  • The connectivity is through Wi-fi
  • Camera – There is a camera on the back side of the device, which can help in capturing videos and taking pics.
  • The apps in android supports documents and plays videos and presentations.
  • There is a SIM card slot, along with a Flash card reader, and 2 USB slots, which are all the advantageous features when you compare to one of the biggest tablet devices around – iPad.

tablet android based

These tablet PCs are being made for students of various universities in India initially, and later would be available globally. But they are not going to be sold in the retail market. Around 1 million pieces would be launched and distributed in the colleges. Right now its with Android but later it might come in with Windows CE as Kapil says, Microsoft were interested in the project too.
Unlike many other rumors, this was a real news as the NDTV guys had tested the prototype and it has worked well with no bugs.


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