Sure, the government of India thinks it can produce a Google Android tablet that will cost just $35 (when you order a million units), but Indian company Allgo has designed a prototype that is says could be built for just $50 — without requiring a government-sized order to bring costs down.

Of course, a tablet that costs $50 to build will probably carry a higher retail price. But that’s still pretty cheap.

Allgo has actually been showing its technology off for a while. In June, we caught a glimpse of a similar solution that could be built for just $15 — except that price didn’t include the LCD display. But Allgo’s new “Stamp” prototype includes a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display.

According to Silicon India, the cost would be about $50 per unit to produce 10,000 units. Want to bring the price down to $40? Easy. Just produce a million units.

You can check out a demo video of the stamp tablet in action after the break.

via Techie-Buzz!

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8 replies on “Allgo introduces $50 Android tablet prototype”

  1. well, well ….. not really impressive. i have a noname chinese gps with comparable specs running a hacked win5 plattform for a good 12 month now … means you can run a real office suite (softmaker office) and inking whereas this android stuff can’t. … bought only for 50 dollar.
    problem is: it is not really usable for school, with no printing funktions and so on. one needs a real computer aside rising costs considerably again.

  2. wow thats sounds cool!
    the healthy competition in gadget world must be appreciable…..
    please update more info. about the spec. and ordering info’s…..
    when will it be avail in indian markets ????

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