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[liberationtech] Low-Cost Tablets
sumantra at conversionmultiplier.net
Tue Apr 15 11:59:04 PDT 2014
Hello - I am the co-founder of a new social enterprise named Learning Yogi
(www.LearningYogi.org) whose objective is to distribute low-cost Android
tablets containing educational games to extremely underprivileged children
in India and other developing countries. The tablet is designed to teach
children topics like English, Maths, Science, etc.
Given the nature of the target market and the very limited resources at
their disposal, the tablet needs to be as low-cost as possible.
We want to identify a Chinese manufacturer who can produce such low-cost
tablets for us in bulk. While we can compromise on things like memory,
capacity, processor speed etc., in order to reduce the cost of the tablet,
the key quality parameter for us is to ensure that the tablets have an
average longevity of at least 2 years - i.e. they must be hardy enough to
last for at least 2 years or so on average even when they are used by kids
in the somewhat harsh (hot, humid and dusty) conditions that are found in
villages and urban slums in India.
I would love to get some advice from anyone on this list who has experience
sourcing products from China and/or who can advise us on how to go about
estimating the average lifespan of different models of tablets. If you have
some expertise in this, please drop me an email and we can then discuss it
Founder and CEO, Learning Yogi.
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