35$ Tablet (indianPad) is Finally Here, IIT Researchers Made it

Its one of his dream project too, kabil sipal announced the worlds cheapest tablet which is expected to reach the indian market for sale by 2011 end. The ministry is also in a discussion to bring it for 10$ as per the announcement made couple of years back when the development work started by IIT Researchers. However, this is one of the cheapest solution to own a wifi connectivity available gadget in hand by every student. Many colleges are still in a dont care policy about the must have WiFi connectivity inside campus.

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Its almost like indianPad (iPad) for us to own one.

This is part of the national initiative to take forward inclusive education. The solutions for tomorrow will emerge from India,โ€ said Sibal.

Its a full touch screen device comes with following specifications.

  • 5/7/9 inch device size
  • internet browser
  • pdf reader
  • camera to have video conference
  • open office
  • sci-lab
  • media player
  • remote device management capability
  • multimedia input and output interface option
  • multiple content viewer

and so many… the device has linux installed in it, that has 2 GB Disk Space, and 256 MB Ram in it to give sufficient performance with linux as an operating system.

While the device developed by the HRD Ministryโ€™s teams will come with a smaller memory and no hard disk, the ministry said it would be sufficient for a studentโ€™s needs. The Rs 1,500/$35 computing device is expected to first hit higher education institutions, colleges and varsities starting 2011, but the government could subsidise 50 per cent of this cost, bringing down the price.

via IndianExpress

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14 Comments

  1. IITans did it again, but one thing I did not like is that it has Linux OS, hard to operate. ๐Ÿ™ and if they use Windows, this ipad would have cost more than Rs. 10k ๐Ÿ™

  2. Wow, that’s a pretty clever move. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love how Indians actually made sure the highschool students would be able to afford such. And the clever ‘iPad’ name really made me laugh. Haha. It’s great. As long as it’s packed with the student’s needs, I suppose you can’t possibly ask for anything else. Great move, who knows how much progress this would make for you guys? Tablets are really something (although very expensive), and it’s nice of you to think of adding it in the student’s backpack. Might as well replace the books, why not! ๐Ÿ˜€ Congratz on the project! I was hoping our country would do the same soon!

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