If you think that the $99 HP Touchpad is a sale, then wait until the $35 (Rs 1,500) tablet from India hit the market. The said device will be available to students right from primary schools to universities. The $35 tablet will be officially launched on October 5 and it is billed as the cheapest
tablet computer in the world.
Not much is known about the $35 device except that it will not be bigger (5/7/9 inch touchscreen) than a conventional laptop, internet browser, PDF reader, video conferencing facilities, open office, sci-lab, media player, remote device management capability, multimedia input-output interface option, and multiple content viewer.
Specs wise, the $35 tablet will have a (resistive?) touch screen, a built-in keyboard, 2 GB RAM, wi-fi connectivity, USB port and a 2-watt power system. There’s no information on the processor’s speed or screen resolution but if the said device will have a decent processor, a 1366 x 768 screen resolution and a fast browser then this tablet will be a buy for me.
Of course if I’d known better this tablet will surely hit the Philippine shore, probably in the grey market of Greenhills.
Last modified: September 30, 2011