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Indian Tablet Initiative Stalls

The Indian government’s initiative to provide the nation’s students with a low-cost tablet computer may be shuttered if the manufacturer fails to meet a 31 March deadline. The Aakash/The Sky Project was offering US$35 tablets as an alternative technology for students who could not afford technologies such as the iPad. The manufacturer has reportedly only shipped 17,000 devices to date. Government officials set the deadline after numerous delays and production problems. In light of these problems, the final price is set to be double the original cost. (SlashDot)(ZDNet India)

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