New Delhi: UK-based Datawind, which had bagged a contract for supplying low-priced tablet ‘Aakash’ to the government, launched two latest tablets in the price range of Rs. 3,000-4,000, considered to be among the cheapest in the market.
Dubbed as UbiSlate 7 and 7C, these tablets feature a 7-inch display, 256MB of RAM and are powered by Cortex A8 800 MHz processor. The tablets also launch with a 3200 mAh battery and are powered by Android Gingerbread (v 2.3). In terms of connectivity, both support GPRS and Wi-Fi.
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind said that “We have tied up with distributors across India. The tablets will be available by May-end only after we have fulfilled the existing orders.”
Datawind has tied-up with Aircel, which will offer an unlimited internet plan at Rs 98 per month on 2G/GPRS for the Ubislate tablets.
Datawind, which had run into trouble with the IIT Rajasthan and its sub-contractor Quad Electronics for the much hype ‘Aakash’ claimed that it has already done 30 lakh bookings for the latest tablets launched in the commercial market.
Tuli told to the reporters, “We will first deliver pre-bookings, which are over 30 lakh.” Tuli did not consent with the acuity that the tablet market in India was not growing.