The minister himself displays the product at Gadget guru on NDTV and Gadgetguru (NDTV) did a hands on review of the product. Infact after this review of the product international investors are now keep to support this project.
OLPC’s founder Nicholas Negroponte has written an open letter to the Indian Government where he has provided them with plenty of choices and offered them full access to their technology for ‘free’!
Nicholas has invited the Indian Government to send a team to MIT and OLPC at the earliest so that they can share their thoughts with the Indian Government. Along with free technological resources, OLPC also has plenty of advices to offer for the Indian Government.
Check out this hands on review on the product by Gadgetguru (NDTV)
So what would one get in this $35 tablet
- Linux operating system, Open Office, 5″-9″ touch screen and browsers.
- A touch screen and a built-in keyboard along with a 2 GB RAM memory, wi-fi connectivity, USB port and powered by a 2-watt system to suit poor power-supply areas
- Video-conferencing facility, a Pdf reader and an unzip tool
HCL Technologies has won a contract to manufacture 100,000 of the Indian governments $35 tablets, to be rolled out before the 10th of January 2011. The Indian government is allocating Rs. 30 crore (around $6.4 million) for the project.