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seaEE
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seaEE   10/6/2011 2:35:48 AM
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And it probably includes the $35 mail-in rebate.

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Bert22306   10/6/2011 1:09:57 AM
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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?

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DrQuine   10/6/2011 1:08:45 AM
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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.

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old account Frank Eory   10/6/2011 12:48:40 AM
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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?"

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KB3001   10/6/2011 12:44:44 AM
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I am also skeptical both at the profitability of the venture (even at the $60 retail price) and the reliability and usability of the tablet.

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mike655mm   10/5/2011 9:39:50 PM
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India keeps showing how easy it is to "deliver" fantastic products on paper. It's a classic example of "talk is cheap". It seems that paper products are cheap as well.

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selinz   10/5/2011 9:14:47 PM
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If the objective is to get "the masses" on the internet for relatively little up front cost, a tablet seems like a pretty good choice.

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davvy   10/5/2011 8:37:06 PM
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There was article several weeks ago that claimed Aakash tablet is based on MIPS 74K

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nicolas.mokhoff   10/5/2011 8:16:33 PM
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There should be questions raised about the display reliability and workability for that price, especially if this is aimed at youngsters in school.

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mcgrathdylan   10/5/2011 7:42:41 PM
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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aakash_tablet

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