19 Feb '12, 10am

British company claims to have built world's cheapest tablet PC

British company claims to have built world's cheapest tablet PC

A British technology company claims to have developed the world's least expensive computer tablet, the Aakash which costs US$35 (S$44). -- PHOTO: AFP MONTREAL (AFP) - A British technology company claims to have developed the world's least expensive computer tablet for wireless Internet access. At a cost of as little as US$35 (S$44) apiece, Datawind hopes to supply a market of billions of customers, many in underdeveloped countries. The student tablet released in October costs US$35, but Datawind released an updated version of the Aakash computer tablet this month for the commercial market that costs US$50. It comes with more features. Aakash is the Hindi word for 'heaven'. The Aakash tablets reached their first users last fall under an information technology programme sponsored by the Indian government. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog ...

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