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India plans to provide very low-cost personal computing devices to millions of students through an agreement with DataWind to manufacture mass quantities of its Ubislate tablet for a price point of around $50, according to Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal. The tablets reportedly will be subsidized by the Indian government, bringing the price down to about $35. The price includes a one-year free replacement warranty from the manufacturer. Internet access and education-related content will be included.
With the introduction of Akash, a tablet PC worth $35, the government accomplishes its endeavor to e-empower the country. The ultra low-cost tablet PC which eliminates the age old software and hardware structure focuses on inclusive education. The tablet doesn’t have a hard drive but boasts of a memory card that can be used to store data. It runs on Google’s Android Platform with Wi-Fi connectivity, cloud storage and has 256MB of RAM, 32GB expandable memory and has two USB ports. http://www.aakashtablet.com/