Jan 20th, 2011

In an effort to get technology into the hands of more of their citizens, the Indian government tendered a vender to supply them with 100,000 Android tablets priced at the equivalent of a low, low government subsidized $35. Now that vendor, HCL Infosystems, is being dropped from the deal after they “started listing some additional, unacceptable, conditions” for the delivery of the tablets that were due for release January 15th. As such, the original tender is off.

But HCL claims to have a new tender in, and the Indian government is still saying the tablets will be out by mid-2011. They go on to state that the goal of a January release was HCL’s idea. We’ll believe it when we see it.

[via CrunchGear]