India Unveils $35 Tablet Computer
World's cheapest could be in students' hands next year
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by bluephoenixnyc
Posted Jul 23, 2010 11:35 AM CDT
India's Kapil Sibal displays a low-cost tablet at its launch in New Delhi, India.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – India plans to roll out the world's cheapest tablet computer next year. The $35 touchscreen device—that's one-14th the price of an iPad, notes the AP—is aimed at students, and the price could eventually come down to $10 or $20. The government still hasn't lined up a manufacturer, however. "This is our answer to MIT's $100 computer," says one government official.

"On the software side, it sports a web browser, PDF reader, office software, media player, multimedia input/output capabilities, video conferencing (it must have a camera, then) and remote device management capability—all of it open-source and Linux-based," reports Mashable. As for hardware, reports are all over the map. But the device definitely has a touchscreen.