$35 Indian Android tablet gets launch date

Sep 8, 2010
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$35 Indian Android tablet gets launch date

We have talked about the Android-powered tablet from India that is supposed to be $35 before when it was first unveiled. That dirt cheap tablet has been given a launch date and the official name of the product is Sakshat apparently. Try as I might, I can’t help but point out the fact that the name sounds like sack o' sh*t, which is perhaps not the best moniker. Imagine trying to tell your friends about this thing, "Dude check out my new tablet, it's the Sakshat." The friend would go, "The sack of what?"

Anyway, mocking the name aside the $35 tablet is set to land in January 2011. The Indian government has apparently given the job of building the Sakshat to HCL Technologies. The specific ship date is pegged at January 10 and a million units are expected at launch.

The tablet is expected in three versions with 5-inch, 7-inch, and 9-inch screens. The first units will be the 7-inch version. If it can actually come to market at $35 for the 7-inch, I have to wonder how cheap the 5-inch version will be. I still find that price very hard to believe. The device promises web surfing and the ability to play YouTube video.


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