India Announces a $35 Tablet Computer
In 2005, MIT's Nicholas Negroponte and his One Laptop Per Child nonprofit made a $100 laptop for children in the developing world. The Indian government thought it cost too much, so they spent a few years and now have one of their own, for $35.
If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux operating system-based computer would be the latest in a string of "world's cheapest" innovations to hit the market out of India, which is home to the 100,000 rupee ($2,127) compact Nano car, the 749 rupees ($16) water purifier and the $2,000 open-heart surgery.
The tablet can be used for functions like word processing, web browsing and video-conferencing. It has a solar power option too -- important for India's energy-starved hinterlands -- though that add-on costs extra.
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