Dec 12 2012 00:00 IST
Union Telecom Minister, Kapil Sibal today said that the price of the Aakash tablet computer, currently $49, would be brought down to $35 in order to make it more affordable to students. Sibal said that the second version of the much-talked low-cost computer would boast features common to most modern devices of its kind. Sibal further said that once the Cabinet gives the Aakash a go-ahead, tenders would be floated for the manufacture of the device. The government has hailed the Aakash tablet as an achievement of frugal engineering that would end the digital divide in a country where only one in every 10 of its 1.2 billion people use the Internet.