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DataWind launches low-cost tablets with pre-loaded Express app

hi friends, check out the below sites reg the launch of Ubislate 7+ and 7C tablets as on 26th April and it comes with,
  • Aircel Ltd as its strategic operator partner to provide voice and data services on its nationwide wireless network at Rs.98/month unlimited plan
  • Partnership with Yahoo! India portal, Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Cricket
  • The Indian Express Group for news and analysis on the go.
  • Reverie Language Technologies Pvt Ltd to provide over a dozen Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi/Gurmukhi and many others
  • Get Jar app store for providing access to over 350,000 software applications.
  • InMobi mobile ad network to help deliver applications for free to consumers
  • Mango Learning solutions for game based educational modules, interactive smart books and the full CBSE curriculum
  • RKS Learning Private Ltd for TestBag, the most comprehensive solution for testing and e-assessment
  • Intelligia finger tracing apps to teach letter writing for toddlers
  • Pixatel for utilities and games created for tablet form factors
  • Poketalk for call back long distance services
  • MyJobs for access to millions of job postings and resume submission
  • Blueworld portal to help encouraging a socially conscience approach to the internet
Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli interacts with media -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCnU35Q41_g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXnUF0ppsCw&feature=related

for more details, click on the below link or read the below abstracts from the below sites,
http://tech2.in.com/news/tablets/datawind-launches-ubislate-7-and-7c-tablets-in-india/301752

DataWind, a leading provider of wireless web access products and services, today launched the much awaited Ubislate series of tablets. Providing smartphone communication, internet access, tablet computing and multimedia entertainment, the devices also pack a powerful combination of content and applications. Intended to help bridge the digital divide, DataWind’s new products break the affordability barriers of computers and bandwidth constraints of wireless networks to deliver internet access to anybody that can afford a simple mobile phone. The UbiSlate tablets are the only devices in the market to offer DataWind’s UbiSurfer browser, based on 18 international patents, that can deliver internet access on traditional GPRS networks which cover the far reaches of the globe. In India the devices will offer unlimited web-browsing using DataWind’s web delivery platform for under Rs.100 per month on traditional mobile networks. The UbiSlate 7+ and UbiSlate 7C models were introduced at respective MRPs of 2,999 and 3,999. If you’ve pre-booked your Ubislate then your tablet is on its way to you. For the rest of us who weren’t pro-active, we’ll have to wait till the end of May to get our hands on a retail piece.
The cheapest tablet yet!

Differentiated by a resistive screen on the UbiSlate 7+ to the four-point multi-touch capacitive screen on the UbiSlate 7C, both models come with embedded GPRS modems in addition to Wi-Fi connectivity allowing ubiquitous internet access. The 7” screen tablets support the Android 2.3 operating system that delivers a rich touch-screen graphical user interface which significantly reduces the learning curve for new computer users in joining the world-wide web. The tablets are powered by an 800Mh Cortex-A8 processor which allows smooth usability of a broad range of applications. The embedded HD video co-processor delivers high quality video content making it a perfect multimedia device. DataWind CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli said, “Over the last year, I’ve been travelling the globe, talking at the World Bank, with heads of state, at numerous universities and at global conferences, evangelizing the power of the internet to transform people’s lives. We’ve now created a product that removes the barriers and levels the playing field.”

DataWind also unveiled its ecosystem of partners for providing content, applications and access, making it the industry’s largest collaborative effort to deliver consumers a complete turnkey offering in a single unit. DataWind announced relationships with Aircel for voice and data services, VMC Systems Ltd, Yahoo! India, The Indian Express Group, Reverie Language Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Get Jar, InMobi, Mango Learning solutions, RKS Learning Private Ltd, Intelligia, Pixatel, Poketalk, MyJobs and Blueworld.

Here are some of the highlights of the Ubislate 7+ and 7C
  • Android 2.3
  • 800MHz Cortex-A8
  • 7-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 (7+ has resistive screen while 7C has capacitive)
  • 2GB internal storage for 7+ and 4GB for 7C
  • 256MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g, , Standard USB 2.0
http://techcircle.vccircle.com/500/aakash%E2%80%99s-cousin-ubislate-hits-indian-market-is-anyone-interested/

DataWind has finally announced the commercial launch of the UbiSlate series of low-cost Tablets (although its three months behind schedule) called the Ubislate 7+ and Ubislate 7c. Both the Tablets run on the Android operating system (OS) and are priced at Rs 2,999 and Rs 3,999 for Ubislate 7+ and Ubislate 7c respectively.

Both the Tablets sport a 7-inch screen although while the UbiSlate 7+ has a resistive touch screen (which is kind of annoying to operate); the UbiSlate 7c comes with a capacitive multi-touch touchscreen. They run on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, are powered by an 800MHz Cortex A8 processor and come with 256MB of RAM. And while UbiSlate 7+ comes with 2GB of internal storage, UbiSlate 7c offers double the amount (4GB).

On the connectivity front, both models come with embedded GPRS modems in addition to Wi-Fi connectivity and the company claims that Tablets will provide up to 3 hours of battery life.

DataWind has also partnered with various companies like Aircel, Yahoo!, Indian Express, Reverie Language Technologies, Get Jar, inMobi, RKS Learning, Intelligia, Pixatel, Poketalk, MyJobs, Blueworld to create an ecosystem for providing content and apps for easy access to the masses.

These Tablets are for educational purpose and for consumers looking for the basic facility of computing. The device is intended for three key functions – wireless Web access, multimedia consumption and routine computing like using word processing/spreads sheets, android apps and playing games.

Then the fact that it is powered by a 800MHz processor (less than what is standard in Tablets these days) and comes with 256MB of RAM (one fourth of what is standard) means that it will be very slow in its functioning.

Earlier, in an interview with Techcircle.in, Tuli said, “Yes, it will be slower than the iPad when you are playing games. But the cost is almost 15 times lower and the price difference matters. If the price tag doesn’t bother you; go for an iPad – it’s a better brand and more prestigious. But if pricing and good Web access are priorities, Ubislate is the one for you.”
Source: www.aakashtablets.in
 
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