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35 Dollar Indian Pad? Go Indians, Go!

Jul 29, 2010, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])


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"By now you probably have heard about the "pad" computer designed in India that is being touted as costing thirty-five U.S. Dollars to manufacture. While there is very little in the way of technical details about it, some information has been published that says it consists of:

* An ARM9 Architecture Processor from Freescale (I.MX233): 5 USD
* Memory: 3 USD
* WiFi b/g: 4 USD
* Other "discrete" components: 3 USD
* Battery: 5 USD
* 7" 800x480 resistive touch screen: 15 USD

"for a total bill of materials: 35 USD, and rumors that in the future this will drop to 20 USD and even 10 USD."

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