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Submission + - India's $20 Android tablet first project completed (

symbolset writes: Though there were some troubles and worries along the way, Datawind has delivered to India's government the full allocation of 100,000 (1 lakh) "Aakash 2" Android tablets from their first order. Priced at about $40, these tablets aren't the sort Americans would rave about: 330 MHz, 256MB RAM and so on.

But for the last 2,000 units for the same price Datawind supplied Aakash 3 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 4GB Android tablets with SDHC and 3G mobile — for the same price. Such is the progress in mobile today.

India hopes to put tablet computers in the hands of all 1 billion students who will graduate their schools in the next 10 years. To do this they have to get the cost down (because they don't have a lot of money) and the quality up (because technology improves over time).

There was some doubt whether Datawind could deliver, so kudos to them.

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India's $20 Android tablet first project completed

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