PREDICTION FAIL: Where are those million tablets for Indian students?

India's human resource development minister, Kapil Sibal, emphatically promised on the Indian TV show Gadget Guru that the government would deliver one million $35 tablets to Indian students by the end of 2011.

Start watching at about 6:30 into the video.

The original promise by Sibal was a solar-powered touch tablet costing $35 distributed to a million students by the end of 2011. The current "Sakshat" or "Aakash" tablet costs about $50 (and $60 at retail) and the government is working on getting 100,000 units to students at some undetermined point in the future.
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