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$35 tablet computer, dubbed the Aakash, unveiled in India

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(Read caption) A $35 tablet computer called the Aakash will launch later this year. Here, Indian students use the $35 tablet computer at an October event in New Delhi.

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A $35 tablet computer?

Earlier this year, Amazon unveiled the $199 Kindle Fire tablet, which undercuts even the cheapest Apple iPad by a cool three-hundred bucks. Today, the government of India unveiled $35 tablet computer, the Aakash, which undercuts the Kindle Fire by $165, and the cheapest Apple iPad by $365.

Take that, Apple!

At a press event in New Delhi, Kapil Sibal, India’s minister for human resources development, dished out 500 Aakash tablets to a group of students, and invited them to test out the device. Considering the price tag, the Aakash is a pretty full-featured machine: According to the New York Times, it ships with a 7-inch touch screen, Android 2.2 OS, a pair of USB ports, and 256 megabytes of RAM.


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