In 2009, it was Tata again that created a cost effective solution to a widespread problem for the country. Tata created the Swach water purifier in the hopes that clean drinking water would no longer be a luxury of the few in the extremely populous country. The two models were priced at a mere $16 and $21, respectively.
In 2010, the Indian government took the example of Tata and created a prototype tablet computer aimed at students of higher education. While boasting features like a web browser, multimedia player, a pdf reader, built-in wi-fi, and video conferencing capabilities, the iPad look-alike is set to be sold at a mere $35.
Look out PC strongholds, with India's new cost-effective technology on its way, consumers might just trade their aesthetically pleasing (ill-performing) machines for cheaper alternatives - especially in this economy. (Vizio began the trend, but this just pushes the limits...)