05 Oct '11, 2am

India to launch $59 touchscreen tablet computer, the Akash, which is targeted at students

India to launch $59 touchscreen tablet computer, the Akash, which is targeted at students

In this file picture taken on July 22, 2010 file Indian Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal unveils a low cost 'laptop' computer device in New Delhi. India is set October 5 to launch its long-awaited low-cost computer, a $45 tablet device designed to bring the information technology revolution to tens of millions of students. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW DELHI (AFP) - India is set Wednesday to launch its long-awaited low-cost computer, a US$45 (S$59) tablet device designed to bring the information technology revolution to tens of millions of students. The touchscreen computer has an 18cm screen, Wi-Fi Internet access, a media player and 180 minutes of battery power, according to official specifications. Called the 'Akash' ('Sky'), the locally-made device will be launched in New Delhi by Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal after years of delays. 'It will c...

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