Asia Bizz: The Indian market will soon have a low cost tablet, which will be available for just $35. The Government of India has supported the new low-cost tablet project, after a wait of more than six months.

The tablet, which has been named ‘Sakshat’, is expected to be launched by the end of this month. A similar low-cost laptop was manufactured by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which will run on Linux OS. The $100 laptop will be developed by the HCL Technologies.

‘Sakshat’ will come with an inbuilt keyboard, 7 inch touch screen, multimedia content, video conferencing facility, 2 GB RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB port and a 32 GB hard drive. Moreover, the tablet will also be supporting internet browsing, Open Office and SciLab.

Reports have stated that the government has decided to deliver 10,000 ‘Sakshat’ tablets to the IIT Rajasthan, India by the end of June 2011. The tablet will cost at just Rs. 2,200. In the upcoming months, more than 90,000 tablets will be ready for launch. The government has also planned to further reduce the cost of the tablet by 50%, after which the tablet will be costing at just Rs. 1,100. It is time to wait and watch if the new low cost tablet manages to dominate the market.


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