India rolled out what it is calling the world’s cheapest tablet computer Relevant Products/Services on Wednesday. The government is aiming the tablet, called Aakash, at college students and will offer a subsidy to drive the price down to $35. There are plans to sell it at retail for $60
EETimes – Called “Aakash” (or sky), the gadget will have Wi-Fi connectivity, cloud-based storage, 256 MB of RAM, a 32-GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports.
Both versions of the tablet will run on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) platform. Both will feature a 7-inch resistive touch screen with 800×480 resolution, weigh about 350 grams and include Wi-Fi connectivity for internet access and cloud storage.
The tablet supports formats such as DOC, DOCX, PDF and PPTX and has a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack.
The tablet has a 2,100mAh battery which can reportedly last for two to three hours depending on the type of usage.
It appears that advertisers are being included to lower the price and enable more subsidies.
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