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10/5/2011 05:11 PM EDT
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Sheetal.Pandey
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Sheetal.Pandey   10/11/2011 11:26:33 AM
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$35 will be difficult i guess from business perspective..but lets wait and watch...definetely it woul dbe only for students...

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krisi   10/10/2011 4:17:22 PM
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Sounds this is a real thing and obviously for $35 you can't expect much technology...but it will be much more powerful then 286 based PC I used with excitement long time ago...if this works out in India you would be able to sell millions of these (maybe billions?) in Africa etc where price point seems right...If anyone in India sees this model in real life pls let us know, Kris

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Sanjib.A   10/10/2011 3:52:24 PM
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I can't expect much from a $35 tablet. Just can't wait to have a look and feel. But from the information provided so far, the first thing I did not like is that the screen is resistive. Hope to see Akash II with a capacitive touch screen. The processor is a low speed one. But with a $35 price tag it shall reach to many in India.

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_hm   10/10/2011 12:24:22 PM
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It is good start and in proper direction. Soon they will have product at very low price which will be used by many people in developing country.

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shomikg   10/10/2011 10:48:52 AM
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It is still unclear if one is able to buy Akash tablet from any shop or mobile store. It is quite likely that initially it will be contributed via colleges and universities to the students by putting an application to the management. One may book Akash tablet PC in India from a lot of websites. It will soon be available on eBay also. http://www.aakashtablet.com/

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Code Monkey   10/7/2011 10:12:32 PM
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When I was in middle and high school, the selection of electronics and computer books in the library was pitiful. Now, kids in India will have a planet-sized library in their pocket.

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krisi   10/7/2011 8:22:09 PM
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I am not convinced either that iPad is a way to go to write a report or assignments...my observation is that even people writing about post-PC era are doing their writing on their laptops;-)...Kris

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Bert22306   10/7/2011 8:16:50 PM
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Interesting. Although my nephew, a grad school student, freely admits he cannot. Much as he loves his iPad. As for me, I can never get enough display real-estate when writing or doing work-related research, so the hype about tablets seems like oversimplistic exaggeration. I always feel like stopping the hypester, sitting him down, and saying, okay, now explain how you would use the tablet in these cases. And never mind that trendy new term, "post-PC era."

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maryl19   10/7/2011 6:21:45 PM
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“they are only really useful for consumers of information, not creators” While I would agree with that statement, my nieces, nephews and many of their friends use iPads to write college papers. It seems that the younger generation is willing to live with the inconvenience of the input method to gain the convenience of mobility.

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krisi   10/7/2011 5:14:44 PM
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Performance will be low, so will reliability as others pointed out...but that is not the main problem...wireless connectivity will be, will these poor kids in India supposed to go to local Starbucks shops to chill over latte while surfing the net? Kris

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