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