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Yahoo!/Reuters: India's $200 'Simputer' Launch Set for April 25

Apr 18, 2001, 15:18 (10 Talkback[s])
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"BANGALORE, India (Reuters) - A low-cost Indian computer aimed at spreading information technology in the country is due to be launched on April 25 in Bangalore, project officials said on Tuesday."

"The ``Simputer,'' which stands for Simple, Inexpensive and Multilingual, is looking at an Indian street price of nearly $200."

"The Simputer, said to cost only as much as a cheap color television, was conceived in response to concerns that India, despite being at the forefront of a global software revolution, had a large mass of people with no access to computers."

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