India is Heaven for a Startup: 3 million Pre-Orders of the Aakash

People love small cheap computers and they don’t get much cheaper than the Aakash, $35. The idea is to supply youth, students and the poor with the most affordable computers. These are not Cadillacs but machines that just work to provide a first computer for individuals who cannot own a more expensive device.

As a sign that the business will not be short of buyers, they have 3 million advance orders placed already. This month they should be delivering the first units. The ability to supply units is the only problem at the moment and they have their ducks in a row. Depending on their rate of production, it could take a while to get through that backlog.

see Mail Online – Internet for all… British firm develops £22 wireless tablet to plug ‘affordability gap’ in market

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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