These days everything is available on the go. You can bring your home office, home theater and just about anything else with you anywhere. Smart phones made the internet available anywhere and everywhere, while tablet computers continue to grow in popularity as manufacturers make them cheaper and cheaper. India has just unveiled a tablet computer that will go on sale for as low as $35.
The new tablet is called Aakash, which means ‘sky’ in the Hindi language, was conceptuatlized by DataWind. The company is based in the United Kingdom and owned by Montreal businessmen Raja and Suneet Singh Tuli. The tablet was purchased by the Indian government and is going to be available to students attending university for only $35, although some reports indicate they could be sold for as low as $22. The device will be available for about $60 retail. Compare that to the $250 iPad 2 and it’s still quite the bargain.
The device will run Android 2.2 and will have a GPRS modem and Wi-Fi for wireless access. The screen will be about 7 inches. While it’s not as sophisticated as the iPad 2, it is thought to be a good step to make technology more available to students in the country.
The new development is yet another example of our increasingly wireless world in which we can access the internet from anywhere and everywhere. Usenet has developed with countless innovations since its introduction prior to the Internet. It remains a vibrant community of sharing, debate and discussion.
As we move into the future Usenet should begin to be available wirelessly more and more, allowing the sharing, debate and discussion that have made it so popular and long-lasting to make the experience quicker and more useful. Users should be able to gain access to newsgroups on the go to stay abreast with the latest discussions in their favorite groups through premium providers such as ThunderNews.