Asia Bizz: The much awaited Sakshat tablet computer, which has been termed as the cheapest tablet in the world, will be launched on 5th October 2011 in India. The new gadget has not yet been officially named and the officials are expected to announce the name on the day of its launch.

The new low-priced tablet has been tentatively priced at $49 and has been developed by the National Commission on Education through the Information and Communication and Technology. On 22nd July 2010, a prototype of the tablet was unveiled by Indian HRD Minister Kapil Sibal.

The exact price of the tablet is still not clear, but Sibal had assured that the much awaited digital slate would be released on 5th October, 2011. Many experts had worked on the tablet and is finally going to be launched in the market.

Sibal, who will be giving out the tablets, has said that it would be a boon for the students and will also give them an opportunity to progress in their field. Some of the features of the tablet would include PDF reader, internet browsers, video conferencing facilities, sci-lab, open office, media player, remote device management, multiple content viewer and multimedia input and output interface option. The government has said that the tablets have been priced at such a low segment as they would encourage to spread literacy in the country.