India’s $35 Tablet Computer
Plans have been announced for a $35 tablet computer that will integrate itself with the country's higher education infrastructure.
Shri Kapil Sibal, India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, recently announced plans to release a $35 touch-screen tablet computer, called the Sakshat, that could potentially disrupt the global market for touch-screen computing. The Linux-based tablet is rumored to have WiFi capability, a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, video-conferencing features, a web-browser with Flash, USB ports and more. India plans to market the tablet as an educational device by networking colleges and offering students over 1,100 web-based courses.