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One of the aims of HP Labs is to develop products for "the next billion customers" who will come from the so-called 'Bric' countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China. Ajay Gupta, director of HP labs in India, said: "In 20 years there will be twice as much opportunity in the Bric countries than the G6."
Representatives from HP Labs India were over in Bristol to demonstrate some of the latest products to come out of the labs in Bangalore.
One of these is called a "gesture keyboard", which allows people to input text on PCs in Indian scripts without knowledge of English or typing. It can be used for inputting data in a local language, internet search, web browsing and email.
There are 1,500 combinations of syllabic units in Hindi so a conventional keyboard with language overlay is not a good solution for those who don't speak English.
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