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The $35/$50 Indian/Chinese tablet is now shipping

Do you recall the $35 Indian tablet that we saw back in July? It’s the one that was supposed to ship in January, only it didn’t. Well, it’s shipping.

It may have taken an extra 6 months, and it turns out that the Indian tablet isn’t actually made in India, but the good news here is that something will be shipping. An Indian tech blog are reporting that the Indian Government will be buying the above tablet in bulk from its manufacturer, Hivision.

Hivision are a Chinese gadget maker who have a bunch of products being sold under other companies' brands. Augen’s The Book ereader is one of Hivision’s products. It’s coming from China because, frankly, you can’t get it as cheap anywhere else.

The Indian Government have placed an order for 100 thousand of the tablets which will be delivered starting in late June (hopefully). Half the actual cost of Rs. 2,200 ($50) is going to be subsidized by India so a student would have to pay only Rs. 1,100.

Some of the specs of this tablet have been released, but I’m not so sure I believe them.


  • 7 ‘’ Touch-screen
  • 2 USB ports
  • 32GB HD
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Video-conferencing facility
  • Multimedia content


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Edward June 15, 2011 um 2:34 am

Don’t call it a 35$ tablet if half the cost is artificially subsidized and only available to Indian students.

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