The joy of India’s $35 tablet seems too have died down a bit of late, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore the Allgo “Stamp” system-on-a-chip it’s supposed to be running. Essentially this is an entire computer on a single die, which means you can fit the entire system along with an 800 x 480 pixel screen into a case that costs $35 to build.
It’s not odd that they chose this chip: it’s the pure product of Indian R&D, which is great to hear. Because they’re making it themselves they can, presumably, get it much cheaper and support homegrown businesses along the way.
Here are some Stamp specs, if you’re particularly interested:
The Stamp platform from Allgo features include:
Android 2.1 (Eclair) ported on i.MX23 based platform
Support for upto WVGA LCD
Touchscreen / keypad support
Audio playback from internal flash memory and SD-card
MPEG-4 / H.264 Video playback
Android USB gadget (Mass storage) support
Web browsing over WiFi network
Boot from NAND or SD-card
Other Android applications Alarm Clock, Calender, etc.