Russia is jumping into the Tablet market producing a plastic computer to rival Apple's iPad. A Russian state company plans to start mass production next year of cheap plastic based Tablet computers for school students. The Tablet will cost about $420 as compared to $670 for the cheapest iPad. It's also more lighter than the iPad and more durable since it's made without any glass.
This Tablet is more suitable for students but lacks a lot of features that the Apple iPad has. Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev who regularly tweets from his iPad is the main instigator behind the new Russian Tablet that's expected to grab 10% of share of the global electronics market. Before a worldwide launch the Tablet will be preloaded with school books and education materials targeted to Russia's 13.6 million school students.