Datawind announced that it plans to sell a $38 tablet in the U.S. through as-yet unnamed online and brick-and-mortar retailers early next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The London-based firm plans to sell three models in the United States, ranging in price from $38 to as much as $149 with varying specs and capabilities. The goal, says Suneet Singh Tuli, Datawind’s CEO, is the same as it’s always been – to bring the least expensive computers possible to schools and low-income communities. “Affordability shouldn’t be the reason people can’t get on the internet,” Tuli said in an interview. “We want to specifically reach a customer base that right now is not on the internet.” According to the Pew Research Center, 15% of American adults don’t use the internet.
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