Indian TV Show Says $35 Tablet "Fairly Impressive"

Posted: Aug 13 2010, 8:12am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 13 2010, 8:56am CDT, in Hot Gadgets


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Indian TV Show Says $35 Tablet "Fairly Impressive"

India's game-changing tablet gets a good first impression

Last month, Indian officials helped create a potentially game-changing $35 tablet computer, something that could bring technological literacy to millions of people, and now it's being put through its paces.

A show called Gadget Guru on Indian TV got its hands on the tablet and is pretty much the first source of a critical review of the device.

"We really didn't think it would be as functional as we have found it be," said cohost Vikram Chandra. It has 2 GB of RAM, a virtual on-screen keyboard, a webcam, and Wi-Fi functionality. Their overall impression is that it is a "fairly impressive little package."

The $35 tablet totally blows away the One Laptop Per Child program, which has consistently made big lofty goals on which it couldn't deliver. The group's so-called "$100 laptop" actually costs nearly $200, and worldwide sales have been a mere fraction of what founder Nicholas Negroponte once said they could be.

There's no word yet on how big the rollout of the $35 tablet will be, and it will be a bit more expensive when it actually goes up for sale, but this is definitely the biggest thing to happen to the not-for-profit computer market.

Via Cnet Asia

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