Datawind, the British company behind the low-priced Aakash tablet, has once again released new budget-friendly Android devices for the Indian market.
Datawind became popular because of its partnership with the Indian government to provide inexpensive Android-based tablets for the country’s schools. However, the tablets had received a lot of criticism. To address its issues, Datawind developed a second tablet called the Aakash 2, which will retail at only $65 for regular users, and even lower at $21 for students.
Meanwhile, Datawind created several new commercial tablets called the UbiSlate 7Ri, UbiSlate 7R+, UbiSlate 7Ci and UbiSlate 7C+. These tablets have a price range of Rs 2,999 to Rs 4,499 and offer an unlimited Internet from the Internet service providers in the region for the monthly cost of Rs 100. Furthermore, they offer multi-language support, not only for world languages but also for the various Indian languages.
The UbiSlate 7R runs on 1 GHz Arm cortex A8 processor. It sports 512 MB of RAM and offers a storage capacity of 4 GB. It also features a 7-inch display and a front-facing camera with a 0.3-megapixel sensor. Its operating system is Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Connectivity is possible through a USB dongle.
The next tablet is the UbiSlate 7R+, which is SIM-enabled. This slate also comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. It offers a 1 GHz Arm cortex A8 processor, 4 GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. Its display is a resistive-type touchscreen. Like the UbiSlate 7R, it has a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for taking pictures and video chatting.
The UbiSlate 7Ci, for its part, has similar specs, including a 1 GHz Arm cortex A8 processor, 4GB of storage capacity, and 512 MB of RAM. It has a capacitive touchscreen which measures 7 inches and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. A 0.3-megapixel front camera may be found on the device. Users are given access to the Internet through a Wi-Fi radio and a USB data card.
The last tablet in the series is the UbiSlate 7C+, which has the best list of specifications among the four. Once again, this 7-inch tablet gets its power from a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor running alongside 512MB of RAM. Users are also provided with 4GB of internal storage capacity and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. This tablet comes with support for 3G connectivity.
These four tablets are pre-loaded with an apps like The Indian Express, Yahoo! India, and Intelligaia, and Testbag.