$35 tablet ‘Sakshat’ from India faces delay

Vendor backs out, search for new vendor on

Remember the $35 tablet from India that was tagged as the”cheapest tablet till date”? Well it now seems like that it is highly unlikely that it will ever make it to production. The tablet seems a distant dream, now that the vendor responsible for the manufacturing of the product, i.e. HCL Technologies, has backed out from the project owing to project costs overshooting to $125 per tablet from the estimated $35.

That said, we still cannot put the ‘Sakshat’ tablet off the news as reports suggest that the Government of India is now in search of another vendor. Although at the time the prototype of the tablet PC, running Google Android, was shown off things looked promising enough, but it looks pretty unlikely now that any other vendor can possibly meet this rock-bottom target price. But we still have our fingers crossed; we’d love to see this revolutionary product become a reality!

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)