From CNET News.com: Low-cost computing with style? Photo | Story
The people behind Simputer, called Encore Software have come up with the low cost desktop and mobile computing products branded Sofcomp and Mobilis respectively.
There have been plenty of stories across multiple news sites, but CNET provides detailed photographs. I am particularly interested in the desktop variation. If the news is right and the company succeeds in converting the prototype into marketable boxes, it is the desktop variant that will have a large market across India.
CNET article indicates that "The SofComp box with a cathode-ray tube monitor also will cost about 10,000 rupees." However the photograph shown in the CNET site, provided by Encore, shows an LCD monitor. So what you see may not be what you get! If it is a cathode ray tube version, it won't work under the battery. If it needs to work with the battery, it must have to be an LCD display. If a decent sized LCD display is needed, Encore will have to indicate what the price will be.
Whatever it is, I hope this doesn't fizzle out like Simputer did.
I will be watching this product with keen interest.