India's $35 Tablet

India develops world's cheapest "laptop" at $35

NEW DELHI | Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:43am EDT
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop," a touch-screen computing device that costs $35.
India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that is designed for students, saying his department had started talks with global manufacturers to start mass production.

India Unveils A Portable Computing Device Worth Rs 1,600

Shri Kapil Sibal unveiling the low cost computing-cum-access device, in New Delhi.

The minimum expected capabilities of the device include:
  • Support for video web Conferencing facility
  • Multimedia content viewer for example .pdf, docx, .ods, adp, .doc, .xls, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .odt, .zip, AVCHD, AVI, AC3, etc.
  • Searchable Pdf reader
  • Unzip tool for unzipping zip files.
  • Possibility of installing suitable firmware upgradation.
  • Computing capabilities such as Open Office , SciLab , cups (for printing support)
  • Media player capable of playing streamed as well as stored media files.
  • Internet browsing with flash plug-in, JavaScript, pdf plug-in java.
  • Wireless communication for Audio/video I/O.
  • Cloud computing option.
  • Remote device management capability.
  • Multimedia input output interface option (for allowing DTV, IPTv, DTH, streaming etc.)

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