Are you still looking for a gift to give this holiday season? You might want to consider giving an Android tablet which is becoming a very useful device to have today. If budget is your problem then you can buy one of those low cost models. The Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci is one such model that only costs $37.99 and is considered as the world’s cheapest tablet.
Datawind is a UK company that originally designed the UbiSlate 7Ci, also known as the AAKASH-2, for the Indian government as one of the country’s low cost educational tool. The company has just recently made this model available in the commercial market.
So what can you expect from a tablet that costs less than $40? Nothing fancy apparently. You will be getting a device that has a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The device uses a single-core Cortex A8 running at 1 GHz combined with 512 MB of RAM. There’s 4 GB of internal storage to store our apps, games, music and even videos. You can expand the storage space through the microSD slot. The device also sports a 0.3 MP camera which is pretty low for today’s standards.
The UbiSlate 7Ci runs on Android 4.0.3 and comes with an office suite application. What is missing however is the Google Play Store which would have given this device access to hundreds of thousands of applications. There is however a third party app store installed that offers just a small selection of apps.
Here are some of the specifications of the device
- Touchscreen type: Capacitive
- Resolution (dpi) 800×600 pixel
- Screen Size: 7 inches
- Capacity: 4GB
- Memory Card Type: Micro SD
- RAM: 512
- Expandable Memory: 32GB
- WiFi available
- Web available
- Email available
- Games available
- Voice calls available
- Over 150,000 apps available
- 0.3 MP camera
- Processor Name: Cortex A8 1GHz
- Operating System: Android 4.03
- Sensors: G-Sensor
The UbiSlate 7Ci is not intended for consumers looking for a high-end Android tablet that has all the bells and whistles. This model is targeting those who want a basic tablet that can be used to browse the web, used as a digital photo frame, or even a remote control for Google Chromecast.