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$35 Indian Android Tablet Discussed, Reviewed on Video

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The government of India’s been working on a $35 education tablet. The government official heading up the project appeared on The Gadget Gurus, a show that airs on India’s NDTV. It’s a very interesting discussion and big promises are being made. Over the next couple of years, India hopes to ship a million of them.

Fast forward to about 2:15 in if you want to skip the gadget news and get straight to the interview of Kapil Sibal and the review.

The $35 price tag is what the government of India would need to pay the manufacturer per unit for a bulk order of 1,000,000 units. They would be given to higher-education students and may possibly hit store shelves at a higher price.
The reviewer’s biggest complaints were the resistive touch display. They also seemed a bit skeptical as to whether the device will actually be delivered to 1,000,000 students within a couple of years.

The device is getting some attention fro Google, Microsoft and the founder of OLPC, amongst others.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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    It’s a very interesting discussion and big promises are being made.

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