Datawind is a brand that took off when they collaborated with the UPA government, back in 2011, to launch the world's cheapest tablet - Aakash. They were the organization that was given the contract for the tablet PC and sales proved to be quite a big factor for Datawind's success.
The company has now released yet another budget tablet PC, the Ubislate i3G7. It's a 7-inch low-end Android tablet and promises to do the job at a price tag of just Rs. 4,444.
Let's check out some of the specifications and features on the Datawind UbiSlate i3G7 budget Android tablet PC.
1. Sleek form factor
The Ubislate i3G7 is a 7-inch tablet with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels. It's just 9.8mm thick-thanks to the compact screen size-and fits quite comfortably in your hand. Although, you'll need to use both your hands while operating it, the Ubislate i3G7 can easily be held in one hand for longer periods of time, without any sort of fatigue.
2. Free internet offers
Bundled with the tablet purchase, the buyer can avail free internet upto one year, on Reliance prepaid SIM cards. The company added that the 1-year of free Internet browsing on all its devices via the UbiSurfer browser would be available only to new customers and on the Reliance Communication GSM network. Datawind also clarified the free access to the Internet would not include audio/ video streaming or local-downloads.
3. Digital India campaign
The Ubislate i3G7 is part of the government's ongoing Digital India campaign and has been launched to provide internet access to lower income groups. Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO - Datawind, said at the event, "The launch of our new tablet reinforces our commitment to empower consumers with the best and most unique technology at a great value. Our low cost Internet-enabled products enable more people to join the digital age. Our focus on introducing technologically advanced devices at the most affordable prices is our way of contributing to the Digital India Vision."
4. Fast processor
The Intel Atom x3 processor powers the Ubislate i3G7, which is quite fast for the price point that this tablet comes at. The Atom x3 chip has a 64-bit processor (as all mobile Atoms) and will support both Android and Windows. It supports dual-SIM devices with 3G or LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and GLONASS, the whole nine yards.
5. Pricing and availability
The official price of the Datawind UbiSlate i3G7 is Rs. 5,999 but don't be disappointed yet. Gadgets360 has an exclusive price of just Rs. 4,444. This has been made possible through the collaboration between Datawind and NDTV. Also, it can be bought by Datawind's official website. The company also announced that the tablet will be available through offline retail stores soon enough.