India is launching a cheap tablet computer it says will deliver modern technology to help lift villagers out of poverty. The computer, called Aakash, or "sky" in Hindi, is the latest in a series of cheap Indian innovations that include a 100,000 rupee ($2,040) Nano car, a 750 rupee ($15) water purifier and $2,000 open-heart surgery. Government subsidies promise a $35 price tag for students and teachers, with a regular retail price of about $45 from manufacturer Datawind. http://news.yahoo.com/photos/india-...launching-ceremony-delhi-photo-111414622.html The tablet is manufactured by DataWind has a 7"Android 2.2 touch screen, HD and video co-processor. The govt will be providing free wifi and cloud computing services. Seems the Indian Government is looking to leap frog over the US in terms of a national digital infrastructure and citizen access. I think we pay $35 for an iphone case here.