[AI] attention, please! PC in RS. 1500

Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan vadhimoolam at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 01:33:38 EDT 2010


To begin with yes, but it will gradually be introduced to the general
public. At least that's the sense I got from the Hindu report. Vetri.

On 21/08/2010, KARAN GUPTA <karanzg at gmail.com> wrote:
> But there is a catch that it won't be sold to general public rather they'll
> will provide only 1 million devices to educational institutions only at rs.
> 1500 price tag...after the success of this pilot project, they may put it on
> shelves for general public with a higher price tag and ofcourse an improved
> model. Furthermore, this device has an open source OS Android 2.0, which
> already has some accessibility options like talkback, soundback and
> kickback. As the OS is an open source and is completely free, these features
> are not that fun to use but anyone can improve their functionality through a
> free easy to use tool by google.
>
> Kindest Regards
> - Karan Gupta
> ~ Sent from my mobile device
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: prateek aggarwal
> Sent:  21.08.2010, 9:18  AM
> To: accessindia; rpp-india; youthRI
> Subject: [AI] attention, please! PC in RS. 1500
>
>
> Hello all,
> May I have  your kind attention please.
>
> While discussing some usual stuff with a friend yesterday, I got to
> know that Indian government is soon to distribute tablet PC just for
> RS 1500.
>
> While its a great news for all, I’m afraid if it’ll be accessible or not.
>
> Though they have stated that its going to be a touch screen system
> along with a built in keyboard attached, but like most of the other
> things by government, I don’t want it to be inaccessible.
>
> Since the device does not have a harddisk and all the things will be
> preinstalled on it, I did not read a single word if any talking
> software is installed on it.
>
> This is worrisome, and I wanted to work on this.
>
> With what they have announced, the device looks  promising.
>
> is there any organization/group/individual who wish to take this forward?
>
> Perhaps, we should clearly talk to ministry of HRD and inquire if its
> going to be accessible or not.
>
> A PC in rs. 1500 will be great boon for whole of our community, and it
> may bring in a revelution in our state and development.
>
> I request all the NGOs working for blind people, activists groups,and
> individuals to please come forward and bring ourselves in the
> attention for the government before it gets very late.
>
> It’s a perfect time to inquire about it, and if it isn’t accessible,
> then we can skirmish with government to make it like that.
>
> Following are some of the news which have been published in the
> newspapers on 23 july.
>
> ---
> India unveils Rs 1,500 (30$) tablet PC
> www.mobileclues.com/india-unveils-rs-1500-30-tablet-pc -
>  July 23rd, 2010  Mohan
>
> Here is good news for Indian now Indian government is announced tablet
> PC just for RS 1500,yes its true  The Union minister for human
> resource development
> (HRD) of India  Kapil Sibal on Thursday unveiled laptop which are
> priced at Rs 1500.
>
> College and university students can buy a laptop at an unbelievable
> price of Rs 1500 possibly making it the cheapest computer in the
> world, Human Resource
> Development Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters. “Our learners should
> get it in 2011 and the government will provide a 50 per cent subsidy
> per computer,”
> the Minister added.
>
> The computer has been developed by a research team comprising IIT
> professors and experts from IISc, does not have a hard disc and uses
> Linux… but it has
> every function, which a normal computer has, the minister claimed.
>
> it is touch screen and and a built in keyboard along with 2GB RAM,
> Wi-Fi connectivity, USB port and powered by a 2-watt system to suit
> poor power supply
> areas, This will support video web conferencing, multimedia content
> viewer (pdf, docx, ods, adp, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, odt, zip, avchd,
> avi, ac3, xls),
> searchable pdf reader, unzip tool. This device also posses computing
> capabilities like Open Office, SciLab for Printing, media player for
> streaming videos
> and USB Port.
>
> The laptop is currently not available for sale in the market as the
> Government has decided to launch it for students in 2011.
> ---
>
>
> There are many more newspapers, websites and other sources who have
> published this news.
>
> Click on the below link to find them on the google search:
> http://www.google.co.in/#hl=en&source=hp&q=pc+in+rs.+1500%2C+government+of+india&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=d4204c7adcb357d0
>
> please come forward, the step may  prove extremely beneficial for our
> community mates
>
> will love to hear from you.
>
> Regards,
> Prateek agarwal.
>  Skype:
> Prateek_agarwal32
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>
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