The minimum amount of money an iPad can cost you is $499. But if you don't bother about the high-end features iPad provides and you just want to browse the net, then forking out $499 is not a good idea. Well, you can get a touch tablet 'PC' for less than $50. India's HRD ministry has unveiled a prototype.
HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal has unveiled a prototype of a touch tablet that costs only $35 and can be used to browse webpages, word processing, and even video conferencing. The technicalities of the device are unknown but it doesn't use hard-disk. Instead it uses memory cards — much like mobile phones. It runs on a battery but it is solar power option too.
The reponse from the private sector has been lukewarm since the profitability of the device is being questioned.
[Via BBC South-Asia]