Frank, I think they said that the company is based in the UK, but that the assembly was done in India. The chip is from the US, and the display is from Korea.
My question is, will it have a receptacle for a remote keyboard? As much as people like to gush about tablets, they are only really useful for consumers of information, not creators. So if this tablet is to be used as a cheap laptop, then it won't be very useful if most of the screen is taken up for the virtual keyboard. At least, not for the producing part of the equation, like students writing papers or solving problems.
We've seens a few of these low-cost PC efforts mentioned in the press, but never any followup. Have they been successful? Or is it just flash in the pan hype?
The wonder of this device, regardless of how the price gets so low, is that it will enable many people to get a foot into the wired world for the first time. That first step is the most important, everything else is just incremental improvement.
Curious quote, "This is a made-in-India product," and yet it is being manufactured in the UK...which by the way, is not exactly the low-cost country that comes to mind when you ask "where can I build a tablet for only 35 bucks?"
There is a wikipedia page with some information. In addition to saying the processor runs at 366-MHz and features on-chip graphics, this page does make it seem as though the $10 laptop project eventually morphed into this one.
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