The Philippine government is working on a low-cost tablet computer that could bring an end to the days of children dragging heavy schoolbooks around, AFP reports. The computer will cost around 3,000 pesos ($70 in U.S. dollars), according to science and technology secretary Mario Montejo. “This is education in the future: no more heavy textbooks for our hapless school kids. Basically, we really should replace the books,” Montejo told reporters. He also said the move would make Filipinos more competitive in science and technology. However, Montejo said the planned tablet would lack many features common to other such devices in order to make it cheaper. He did not say when the proposed tablet would be launched…

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