Indian Government Announces $35 Tablet Computer

Want a tablet computer but don’t have the cash? There’s some good news for you, the government in India has just unveiled the prototype of a tablet they claim will only cost around $35 each.

The Linux-based device was shown off by India’s human resources development minister at a press event yesterday. The goal of the tablet is to bring affordable Internet connectivity to students all across the country of more than 1 billion people.

Says a rep for the Ministry:

The aim is to reach such devices to the students of colleges and universities, and to provide these institutions a host of choices of low-cost access devices around ($35) or less in near future.

The government is now in the process of contracting manufacturers to produce the device, which the Ministry hopes to have in the hands of students in 2011.

India unveils $35 tablet computer [ChicagoBreakingNews.com]