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Indian Engineers Produce $35 Tablet, No Word on Flash Capability

new $35 tablet from india
In today's new world economic order, China's supposed to be the one providing us with cheap products, and India's supposed to be the guy we call when said cheap products break down. Now, though, the mighty subcontinent has decided to throw its hat into the low-cost manufacturing ring with the release of a new $35 tablet.

According to Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, the cost-friendly reader will come equipped with 2GB of RAM, run Linux, and will be able to open both PDFs and YouTube videos. As Engadget reports, Indian students will get an even sweeter deal, as the government is planning on providing enough subsidies to allow hard-working collegians to pay a mere $20 or so. As you can see in this video, the new device probably won't make Steve Jobs lose much sleep anytime soon. But, in India's huge and relatively low-spending consumer market, a new tablet doesn't have to be tricked out for it to rake in a lot of profit. [From: Engadget]

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