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The "Simputer" (from "simple, inexpensive and multilingual people's computer") is a hand-held computer. It was originally designed by the Simputer Trust in India in 1999. The hope was that it could make ICT accessible to more people in poor countries.

Website: http://www.simputer.org/

The Simputer Trust has licensed two companies to produce Simputer, but apparently production never reached hoped-for levels. Wikipedia cites sources calling the project a failure.

The Simputer included text-to-speech software and ran the GNU/Linux operating system.

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