"The computer will be launched next month," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. "This is not just a dream, it is a reality," he added. Officials in the Ministry said the low-cost device will be launched on October 5.
To be honest at this point I'm not sure that I ever expect it to ship. It's joined the pantheon of unshipped gadgets as the Indian Tablet. It's taken its place alongside the likes of the PlasticLogic Que, Crunchpad, Samsung E100, and other devices that passed from pre-existence to non-existence without ever existing.
Of course, it might actually ship next week, in which case it will likely be sold at a subsidized price. When I last reported on it in June, the Indian government planned to pay half the retail cost (at the time it was 2,200 Indian Rupees), and thus reduce the price that students would pay to around $23.