Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently told the Mobile World Congress Conference that he wants to give five billion more people around the world access to the Internet.
Many people use tablet computers, like the Apple iPad or the Samsung Galaxy.
The small, flat computers, which you operate by swiping their surface with your fingers, are very expensive. They can cost as much as $800.
But one company, Datawind, says they have a tablet that sells for just $40.
Datawind’s tablet is called Ubislate, and it is already widely used in India.
Datawind has just launched Ubislate (pronounced oo-bee-slate) in Canada and the U.S. There is a lot of interest as well as debate over whether it offers enough speed, screen clarity and features.
Ubislate can’t do everything the expensive tablets do, but Toronto Star technology reporter Raju Mudhar used the tablet for a few days and said that what it does, it does well.