India unveiled world’s cheapest tablet computer named Aakash. The 7-inch touch screen device was launched by the Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, almost five years after the idea was first mooted by the ministry.
The stripped-down system uses Google’s Android 2.2 operating system and comes with headphones, Wi-Fi access, two USB slots, 256 megabytes of internal memory and a 7-inch screen.
The $35 PC, made by London-based company Datawind, can handle basic computing, including email, social networking, surfing, online banking, instant messaging and multimedia.
Its aim is to deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers out of poverty.