India buys 250,000 OLPC laptops
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Two Indian government organizations have placed orders for 250,000 X0-1 laptop computers. The laptops, designed by the One Laptop Per Child Association, will be distributed to students in nearly 1,500 schools.
The order stands in contrast to criticism the Indian government had previously voiced over the OLPC organization. The Indian government had even started its own $100 laptop program, although it was soon abandoned.
OLPC India CEO Satish Jha has repeatedly stated he would like to sell three million OLPC laptops to India this year.
- Dave Freeman. "India buys 250,000 OLPC systems for schools" — , April 28, 2009
- Geoff Duncan. "India Orders 250,000 OLPC Laptops" — , April 28, 2009
- Ryan Paul. "With no $10 laptop in sight, India buys 250,000 OLPCs" — , April 27, 2009