India, that markets even #$%# very gracefully has managed to grab news headlines again for launching the cheapest tablet. Sometime last year, it showed the prototype and made claims of being able to produce a tablet for $35.
Well thats just the government-subsidized price. The tablet, Akash will retail for $60. Its meant for the rural and poor but I dont see much benefit that a delicate and first-release tablet might have on the rural students compared to a more stable P3 or P4 desktop.
In my opinion, this is another money scandal in the making more than helping the rural.
Anyways, here are some specs:
377 MHz processor (what?)
2 USB slots, 1 SD reader (not bad!)
Original news article with full specs & pics