India would let themselves be left behind with the advancement of technology today. If Apple has released their very own iPad which is said to be the link between laptop and mobile phone, India also unveiled their iPad look-alike gadget and its far cheaper with a price of $35.
According to its developers, this touch screen iPad look-alike gadget can perform things such as web browsing, video conferencing and word processing. The said gadget has no hard disk, instead it uses a memory card like a mobile phone and can run using solar on solar power.
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said that the gadget runs the Linux operating system. Their has been a previous offer of having the $100 laptops available for everyone but it has been out shined by this tablet which costs cheaper. It has been suggested to lower the price from $20-$10.
A ministry spokeswoman name Mamta Varma has seen the feasibility of the device and at present their has been a company a Taiwan who showed interest in making the gadget. This has been of the government’s project of extending broadband to all of India’s 25,000 colleges and 500 universities.
“The solutions for tomorrow will emerge from India,” Mr Sibal said, reports news agency AFP. This breakthrough clearly show that in no time, a portable tablet would become one of each and everyone’s necessity.