$35 tablet computer made by Canadian company
Indian government has contract to buy 10 million tablets
DataWind, a wireless manufacturing company started by two Indian-born, Canadian-raised brothers, Suneet and Raja Tuli, has produced what The Wall Street Journal calls the world's cheapest tablet computer.
The Aakash Tablet sells for $35. It has a basic touch screen and can be used for functions like word processing, web browsing and video-conferencing.
Aakash has a seven-inch HD 2.2 touch screen and an Android video co-processor. Last year, the company signed a contract with the government of India, which intends to deliver 10 million of the tablets to students across India.
Founded in Montreal and now headquartered in London, U.K., DataWind has offices in Amritsar, Dallas and Mississauga.Listen to Metro Morning host Matt Galloway's interview with Suneet Tuli, CEO of DataWind.