Summary Box: India announces cheap computers

THE PRODUCT: India unveils a cheap tablet computer for the rural poor. Developer Datawind is selling the tablets to the government for about $45 each, and subsidies will reduce that to $35 for students and teachers.

WHAT IT MEANS: Officials say the tablet will deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers out of poverty.

THE CATCH: Datawind says it can make about 100,000 units a month at the moment, not nearly enough to meet India’s hope of getting its 220 million children online.