Saturday, October 08, 2005

Intel to launch sub-$220 PC with wireless Internet in rural India

Intel announced their intention today to drop a low-cost PC for rural India this December (sound familiar?)—huge market potential considering only nine of every 1,000 Indians own a computer. They aren’t the first, but Intel’s flava offers some type of rural “wireless Internet” solution (for free?), an insect and dust-proof frame, and a much needed ability to run off standard 240 volt AC or even a car battery due to erratic power issues. We assume it also has an integrated monitor, possibly used, all for less than $220US (about 10,000 Rupees)—still a significant chunk of change for the third world citizen."

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