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$100 OLPC or $35 tabletPC from India

IndiaToday:
College and university students will now be able to buy a computer at an unbelievable price of $35 (approximately rupees 1,600). Possibly the cheapest computer in the world, this tablet PC weighs 400 grams and has all the applications available on a regular computer.

The pc was unveiled by Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal in the Capital on Thursday. It's a touch-screen device and is wi-fi enabled for Internet access.Developed by the research teams of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)-mainly IIT-Rajasthan and IIT-Kanpur-this tablet PC has 256 random-access memory (RAM). It is powered by a 2-watt system to suit poor power supply areas and has alternative battery support through solar cells.The minister said he expected that the prices would go down to rupees 1,000 ($20) and drop to rupees 500 ($10) as more innovations are introduced. "This is real and tangible and we will take it forward," Sibal said. The device, which ha…