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$35 Android tablet available for students in India
While spoiled brats around the world cried on Twitter last week because they didn’t get an iPad for Christmas, there many people who can’t even fathom the cost of an iPad. That is why a joint venture between London-based DataWind and the Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan was created to create the Aakash.

The Aakash is the world’s cheapest touch-screen tablet. It only costs $50 to manufacture and usually retails for $60. In order to make technology more accessible to the poor, the Indian government is now subsidizing the Android-based device to students in the nation. The final cost – just $35.

While it has been reported that the device has poor sound quality, occasional freezing, and no access to the Android Market, for only $35 students do get a 7” tablet with 366 MHz ARM-based processor, 256 MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Micro-SD slot, and access to GetJar for apps. Not a bad deal.

source: Daily Mobile

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posted on 30 Dec 2011, 13:35 2

1. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


people in india are dying from starvation. what the heck are they doin with tablets. they should instead subsidise grain...and stop killing people in kashmir !!!

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 13:44 8

2. saiki4116 (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


in andhra pradesh,rice is subsized,and it costs Re 1(0.018864 U.S. dollars
)...........

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 10:17 3

36. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


india tops world hunger charts:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-02-27/india/28009938_1_global-hunger-index-food-insecurity-india-ranks

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:33 12

4. rawdeal (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


who told u indians r dieng of starvation..this is not the india in 90.'s..we r propsperous n strong with a gdp growth next only to china...dnt bring kashmr issue to this forum....go and ask kashmiris who r the real barbarians....india hv the lrgest democracy...we tr8 every 1 equal n we dont kill ny1...indian muslims r the most happiest lot in the world...keep ut filthy thoughts with u n dnt brag ur cheap thoughts in a tech forum

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:34 11

5. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


there is no need to bring kashmir into the topic you dumb jackass this is not a political website. and fyi kashmiri killings are due to some mtrfckng pakistanis you nincompoop imbecile of a being.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:40 7

7. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


sorry for my rude language. just lost control for a sec.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 17:02 5

12. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


You might want to do some research before you post.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 22:14 5

17. myindia (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


I pity people who dont see the ground reality and instead choose to sit , and say " hey people suferin , lets just brag on the internet " ... You know the fact that the " only and the only " country which has not invaded any other country for the past 1000 years is "INDIA" ... we accommodate people dont kill ... Origin of "Buddhism,Jainism,Sikhism,Hinduism" is in INDIA .

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 00:51 2

20. rawdeal (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


ur a rockstar...awesme...kudos

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 11:03 3

37. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


a video i posted is above. just watch

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 02:14 4

21. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


u are an idiot...i dont see myslef and all the people around me dying with starvation..nd m not from a metro city in india..dumbass

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 05:39

42. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)


Jealous Freak

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:25 10

3. rawdeal (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


@drahmad...who told u indians r dieng of starvation..this is not the india in 90.'s..we r propsperous n strong with a gdp growth next only to china...dnt bring kashmr issue to this forum....go and ask kashmiris who r the real barbarians....india hv the lrgest democracy...we tr8 every 1 equal n we dont kill ny1...indian muslims r the most happiest lot in the world...keep ut filthy thoughts with u n dnt brag ur cheap thoughts in a tech forum

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 21:53 1

15. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


equally... lol must only be indians in india... none of the ones in America seem to do that.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 08:02 1

31. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Equally? I watched a video on how your steel workers are treated,living under bridges in card board boxes. For some odd reason, "equal" didn't really cross my mind while I was watching.......

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 10:12 3

34. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


'we do not kill any one' . i think you want to watch this bbc documentary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q_H3K2aHuI

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:36 3

6. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Lmao India....do they even know how to use a smartphone?

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:40 6

8. JCVP111 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


@RamyRamz69 better than you know how to use one

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:43 11

9. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


pretty big words from a guy who uses an email service created by an Indian.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 05:04 2

26. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


I am using G-Mail which is created by an American Company and developed by an American person. First E-Mail service was created in the 1960's by MIT(American University). Get your facts right before posting :)

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 06:24 2

28. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


you dont use hotmail? or is it a fake one i spotted in your profile. well obviously,

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 08:12 2

32. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Again...I used Hotmail but with the introduction of Gmail it's my main Email now :) I use Hotmail for websites that give out notifications while my real mail goes into Gmail.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 10:15 2

35. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


hotmail is a microsoft service. microsoft has a branch in paskitan too. so no need to boast.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 18:20 5

13. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Hello mister terrorist!! You do sound like a paki ! :D Good that in '47 we exported all the smartphone incompatible guys(incl your grandpa) beyond the desert!

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 05:00 3

25. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


No I am a Korean :) And I find Pakistani people quiet smarter than you Indians. After all, they do not shake their heads while talking and have that weird accent you talk with. They're smart enough to talk and act properly :D

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 06:46 1

47. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Yeah... smart enough into fooling you people to get a visa to your country, and go around shooting people... we are proud of our accent.. and to find pakistanis smart enough, you sure are not an ethnic korean, you are of that type which I mentioned above...

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 02:17 2

22. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Racist aren't we? You'll be surprised to know that even if they don't know how to use a smartphone they'd still be a hundred fold smarter than you, you IMBECILE, I feel sorry for your parents for raising a D&*($ like you.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 04:57 3

24. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Suuuureeeeeeee. You Indians can't beat us Koreans if a miracle happens...And FYI, Gmail was created by Google..an American Company, not an Indian guy :) And nah, Indians are not that smart to use a smartphone. Last time I heard about Indians was when they were slave laboring Middle East..they still do right?

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 13:27 3

38. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


FYI, I actually dont care about India in any ways wether its politics or slavery as you said, for I am not even an Indian myself. I was only pointing out to your racism as if your a superior human being, and your tonality sounds as if Indians has no right to use a smartphone. Oh so your a Korean? LMAO I don't wanna talk about it. Just to let you know I'm just a Filipino pheasant. . .

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:48 3

10. jove39 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


When I read the article I thought discussion in comments will be about "...366 MHz ARM-based processor, 256 MB RAM..." but hell...its same old s**t :(

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