[OLPC India] Fwd: [bytesforall_readers] OLPC eyes 1 mn laptop sales in India
echerlin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 04:22:22 EDT 2008
Anybody know anything about this?
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From: Frederick FN Noronha <fredericknoronha at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM
Subject: [bytesforall_readers] OLPC eyes 1 mn laptop sales in India
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OLPC eyes 1 mn laptop sales in India
26 Sep, 2008, 0130 hrs IST,Harsimran Singh, ET Bureau
NEW DELHI: US-based One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) plans to sell one
million laptops in India, each with a price tag of about $300
(including deployment) in the next twelve months.
The Massachusetts-headquartered association, which set up its office
in the capital this month, claims to have already gathered sponsorship
commitments from six top business houses for distributing about one
million laptops to primary school children.
Sources say that the OLPC is also talking to major companies like
Infosys, Bharti and the Tatas for sponsorship commitment of the laptop
called XO-1. Bharti, however, declined having made a large order
commitment as yet.
The price of a laptop is about $300 (inclusive of deployment and
maintenance). However, without the deployment charge, the laptop costs
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