The world’s cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for sale online two weeks ago in India, a spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday. Bookings for the long-awaited Aakash, pegged at 2,500 rupees ($41), began on December 14, two months after it was unveiled as the “computer for the masses” in India where millions struggle to fund their education.

That’s about 5 times more than the sales numbers of Blackberry Playbooks in the month when it was launched. Hmm, “amateur hour” is just beginning?