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http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jul/24/india-at-it-again/

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost. India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.



The tablet can be used for functions like word processing, web browsing and video-conferencing. It has a solar power option too, important for India's energy-starved hinterlands, though that add-on costs extra.


This is pretty cool. They're even trying to eventually lower the price down to $10. Forget the iPad; I want one of these.
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I'd buy one. I mean, it's 35 bucks, it can't hurt that much.
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OMG ITS THE NEW IPAD LOOK ALIKE (after ten minuets of playing with it) ohhh crap it broke, good thing i got that warranty to cover this and the other ten that broke already.
#8
I'd be more excited if it wasn't Linux. I don't know anywhere near enough about computers to be able to build up a good Linux system (from what I've heard you basically build them up yourself, right?)

Edit: And yeah, one of the coolest things about the iPad is the multitouch shtuff you get to do, and this might turn out to be a glorified palm pilot.
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the touch screen is probably cheap and unresponsive like all of the chinese ipod touch copies
#10
... shit.

That's like... £20... that's absurd

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I'd be more excited if it wasn't Linux. I don't know anywhere near enough about computers to be able to build up a good Linux system (from what I've heard you basically build them up yourself, right?)


Not really, it depends what specific build you're running and what hardware you're using. If all these pads run on the same OS build and the same hardware it should be very VERY easy to use.
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the touch screen is probably cheap and unresponsive like all of the chinese ipod touch copies

It probably uses a stylus rather than a multitouch surface.
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I'd be more excited if it wasn't Linux. I don't know anywhere near enough about computers to be able to build up a good Linux system (from what I've heard you basically build them up yourself, right?)

Nope, you can install it like any other OS.
You *could* build it yourself, if you wanted to.
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I'd be more excited if it wasn't Linux. I don't know anywhere near enough about computers to be able to build up a good Linux system (from what I've heard you basically build them up yourself, right?)

Edit: And yeah, one of the coolest things about the iPad is the multitouch shtuff you get to do, and this might turn out to be a glorified palm pilot.


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it doesnt actually cost $15. The article says that the costs has been lowered thanks to government subsidies. So if you aren't a student in India, I think it's unlikely you could get your hands on one without paying the full price.
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#18
Sounds good, Steve Jobs can fuck off.
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#19
[quote="'-[NiL"]-']Jesus, what's it made of, breadcrumbs?
It's probably not made of greed like the iPad.
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It's probably not made of great like the iPad.

Yeah, probably not.
#23
... whats the catch??
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#24
Sounds great, just because it doesn't say "Apple" anywhere on it doesn't mean that it's not good.
#26
This is one of those things I'd buy just because it's so cheap. I don't want an iPad, but I'd buy this thing for...uh...stuff that I can't think of at the moment.
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This is one of those things I'd buy just because it's so cheap. I don't want an iPad, but I'd buy this thing for...uh...stuff that I can't think of at the moment.


Like me you'd buy it just so you can sit there with it and tell people how much less than an iPad it cost
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#28
I never find myself away from a computer for long enough that I would ever make any particular use of a tablet PC...regardless of the price.
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Like me you'd buy it just so you can sit there with it and tell people how much less than an iPad it cost

"With my new iPad, i can check my online banking on the bus and stuff."
"Yeah? with my <new-cheap-tablet-thing> I never check my bank account cause I didn't have to finance it!"

I probably still wouldn't buy it because I'm not important enough to do work on the go
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I probably still wouldn't buy it because I'm not important enough to do work on the go


I'm sure all the people who bought iPads spend all their time doing work
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#35
I bet the people who made it are paid a dollar a week or something horrendous.
#36
iPad is really some big ass useless device. I rather spend that money on a laptop.

This device might be good for students, allthough a laptop with a proper keyboard could have served the student-purposes better.

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iPad is really some big ass useless device. I rather spend that money on a laptop.

This device might be good for students, allthough a laptop with a proper keyboard could have served the student-purposes better.

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So basically it's a glorified tablet PC? Like the iPad?


However, this one is sanely priced for the not so rich students in India.
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