Thursday, June 16, 2011

India's low cost ( $35 ) tablet 'SAKSHAT' launching this month

According to One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, the low-cost $35 tablet named 'Sakshat' is expected to launch by the end of this month.

The $100 laptops developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be powered by Linux OS and is made by HCL Technologies.

Here are some of its features that have been revealed:

  • 7" touchscreen with inbuilt keyboard
  • Open source OS (LINUX)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32GB HD
  • 2 USB ports
  • Video-conferencing facility
  • Multimedia content capability
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • support Open Office, SciLab and Internet browsing

According to reports, government has decided that 10,000 Sakshat tablets will be delivered to IIT Rajasthan in late June. Also, over the next four months more than 90,000 tablet units will be ready for launch and will come at a price of Rs 2,200.

Reports claim that the government later plans to further subsidise the cost by 50 per cent which means the device may cost somewhere around Rs 1,100.

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