Microsoft’s offers low-cost PC to Indian students

Microsoft is planning to sell PCs for kids and launch an educational channel on its MSN portal in India in a worldwide “Unlimited Potential” program.

Microsoft's new IQ PC will be built on AMD hardware and vended by Zenith Computers. Microsoft has also launched MSN IQ Beta Education Channel, which provides tutoring, exam coaching, and other educational tools to students. Microsoft plans to test the waters for IQ at 10 retail outlets in Bangalore and Pune for three months beginning in July, 2007 based on market response. Microsoft will hoping to bring down the prices. Microsoft's Unlimited Potential campaign aims to get PC access for 1 billion people worldwide by 2015.