If you’ve been waiting with baited breath to find out whether India would actually be able to produce a Google Android powered tablet for students for just $35 per unit, it looks like you won’t have to wait all that much longer. LiveMint reports that the Indian government is working with HCL Technologies to produce the $35 Sakshat tablet starting in January.
At launch the tablet is expected to come with a 7 inch display 2GB of internal storage, WiFi, a camera, and USB port.
While early indications were that the Indian government was hoping to crank out a million of the tablets, HCL has been contracted to produce just 100,000 at first, with delivery due by January 10, 2011. They’ll be tested in different parts of the country and if they’re up to snuff then the government will acquire a million units to distribute to college and graduate students throughout India.