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India unveils $35 computer

Low-cost laptop designed for students and teachers


 

India has unveiled a $35 computer aimed at boosting connectivity rates among students and teachers. The low-cost laptop was developed to help colleges and universities achieve their education goals through connectivity, the human resources development ministry said, adding that the price would gradually fall to $10 a piece. According to 2001 census figures, the country’s literacy rate stands at 65 per cent for its billion-plus population. Nevertheless, the country is trying to bring its online market on par with its booming cell-phone business. The country has also announced plans to link up all its 250,000 village councils by 2012 in a bid to plug massive broadband divides between rural and urban communities.

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India unveils $35 computer

  1. wild, i'd take one! i wonder if the government will try to keep them out of canada

  2. I particularly enjoyed the part about referring to the 2001 census!

  3. Justarandom:

    I think the point of the census data is to show the laptop is going to be used to address education issues.