The much awaited tablet by the Indian Government is to be released on 5th of October, 2011. This tablet is priced at US $35. That was beyond expectations by everybody in the market. But this proves that with the right kind of planning and execution, anything is possible.
The tablet was expected to be out in June, 2011. But due to tender by HCL and bank guarantee related issues, the project got delayed and is now finally out.
The Indian Government would be paying 50% of the cost of the device and so any Indian student could avail this tablet at a subsidized price of Rs 1,100 only. There is no information as of now, whether this scheme by the Indian Government would be valid during the launch phase of the product or not.
Here are the specifications and features of $35 Tablet by Indian Government
$35 Tablet – Price, Features and Specifications
- Price – Rs 1,100 only
- 2 GB RAM
- 32GB HD
- 2 USB ports
- Multimedia content
- 7” Touch-screen
- Video-conferencing facility
All of us are really very hopeful of the success of this project by the Government. The success of this project would open up a whole new world of possibilities for young Indians. Since the cost barrier would be broken, we could expect many of the startup companies being formed which are based on cutting edge technology to enter into the market. Due to this, India as a whole would further rise in the IT and related fields. The education system in the country would also feel tremendous boost as a result of this project. It would revolutionize the way education has been imparting to students in the country.
Let us see, how successful the Indian Government becomes in implementing and executing this project to truly benefit those who are in need. We hope the best for this project to be successful.