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Aakash Android tablet hits India for $60 or less

For the past year Indian officials have been promising to launch a $35 Android tablet aimed at students. Today it’s finally available — and while the tablet is a little more expensive than promised, it’s still dirt cheap for a mobile computing device. Production of the tablet was outsourced to British company DataWind, makers of the UbiSurfer […]

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India’s $35 tablet launching next week?

Think that new $199 Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is cheap? Indian officials plan to launch a tablet for students on October 5th that will be available for just $35. We’ve been hearing stories about the cheap Indian tablet since last summer — and it’s not the country’s first foray into cheap computers. Officials promised a […]

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India’s $35 tablet may be canceled

I know this will come as a huge shock to everyone who’s been following the story closely, but it looks like the Indian government is having a hard time keeping its promise to deliver a $35 tablet computer. According to The Economic Times of India, the vendor tapped to build the Sakshat tablet failed to […]

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Indian government promises to deliver 1 million $35 tablets next year

Still skeptical that India is going to be able to follow through on plans to deliver a $35 tablet? So am I. But that didn’t stop Indian Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal from going on the Gadget Guru show to discuss the project. And he promises that in 2011, the Indian government will put […]