India’s $45 tablet, the Aakash, has reportedly received 300,000 pre-orders. This number is for the $60 retail version, and is larger than the size of India’s retail tablet market. The tablet accesses the internet on a $2 per month Edge connection.
Following the launch of the Aakash, telecom providers in India have responded with their own low-cost offerings, ranging from $120 to $200.
- India’s $45 tablet to reduce the digital divide? (abhishekkathuria.wordpress.com)
- The $35 Tablet (Akaash) Review (thinkdigit.com)