Five years ago...
In May 2005, an Indian technology firm Encore Software announced a Rs 10,000 Linux-based mobile computer.
Christened Mobilis, it was powered by an Intel processor, had 128MB of SDRAM, featured a 7.4-inch LCD screen, roll-up keyboard, touch screen with stylus input, six-hour battery life and a case that opened up as a desktop stand.
"This marks India's leap into the future of PC technology...," said Kapil Sibal who was, then, minister for Science and Technology.
Not much has been heard of the "Mobilis" since then.
Text: Leslie D'Monte, Business Standard
Image Courtesy: Encore Software
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