“A new government tender is expected by January 2013 for five million units, with "up to a million" units targeted by March, according to Datawind chief executive Suneet Tuli. Ministers may appoint multiple suppliers for this next order.”
It took a little time but the small and really cheap tablet PC intended for 220 million students finally seems ready. The specs are competitive and the price is right at $21 after subsidies. Five million units next year will make a dent in the Digital Divide in India. It should do wonders for Indian education, government and economy as well. Within a few years some of these users will be in a position to choose and this may well plant a seed for FLOSS generally.