It may not be feature-rich, but this tablet could make waves in the classroom
A few companies are putting out budget-level iPad competitors, but it's unlikely that anything can touch the all-time low price tag of a new tablet in India. Called the Aakash (Hindi for "sky"), the tablet is part of a pilot program that will gift the little slates to 1,000,000 Indian students. Students who don't receive a tablet on the house can buy one for a dirt cheap $35.
The $35 rock-bottom pricing scheme is part of a subsidized government initiative, but the tablet's true price is only $15 more. Naturally, the feature set isn't exactly top of the line, though it does sport two USB ports, which is more than the iPad can say. The Android tablets feature a resistive 7" LCD screen, up to three hours of battery life, and not a whole lot in the way of processing power.
But advanced fetaures aren't the point. The initiative seeks to put computers into the hands of as many Indian youths as possible, where they will be used as a supplement to traditional coursework. Currently, only 8% ofRead More »from World’s cheapest tablet is just $35 for students in India