"In a nation where only nine in 1,000 people own a computer, a
long-awaited device has finally been launched to bring the poor
into the information age.
"The so-called Simputer, a [Linux-based] device which has been
discussed and hyped for three years, was finally launched last week
in India with a price tag of slightly less than INR10,000
(€187 [US$227]). The Simputer is a bare-bones handheld
computer that is designed to allow poorer Indians to access the
Web, email and other basic computer functions..."
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