The Indian government has launched a new low-cost Android based tablet device that will be distributed to schools in the country.
The device will cost the government US$49.98, but will then be subsidised to US$35 per unit.
This current phase was a pilot to procure 100,000 devices. These devices are now being distributed to students all over the country so that they can be extensively tested in various climatic and usage conditions. The feedback obtained from the testing will form an input into the design of the next version of the device.
The Aakash UbiSlate 7 Tablet comes with a 366 Mhz processor and 256MB of RAM along with a 2GB Flash Memory. The screen is a 7-inch display with 800x480 pixel resolution and connectivity is Wi-Fi only. The OS is Android version 2.2.
Source: Cellular News