Datawind has now launched two new Android Netbooks in India under its DroidSurfer series. The budget friendly netbooks from the home grown brand comes with free unlimited browsing packs for a year on Reliance and Telenor prepaid connections.
Dubbed the Datawind DroidSurfer 10 and DroidSurfer 7, the two budget tablets are targeted at the masses who are still living without an internet connection. The company, as always has priced them rather competitively at Rs 7,999 and Rs 5,999 respectively. Despite the free 1 year of internet connection, users will be required to use special top up recharges if they plan to use audio/streaming or download files from the net.
Speaking at the launch Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO of Datawind Inc, "Our goal is to deliver Internet, fast, free, anytime and everywhere. The DroidSurfer netbook devices provide the ultimate flexibility between works and play with good battery life,"
"We want to make learning fun while at the same time want more and more people to join the digital age. Our focus on introduction of 'just-right' featured devices at the most affordable prices is our way of contributing to the Digital India Vision," added Suneet.
Coming to the specs the Datawind DroidSurfer 10 features a 10.1 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels. Under the hood the netbook is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor and a 1GB of RAM. This is clubbed with 8GB internal storage which can further be expanded via MicroSD card. Apart from that the Datawind Netbook powered by a 6000mAh battery comes with the standard set of connectivity features including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0. HDMI and USB OTG support.
The Datawind DroidSurfer 7 on the other hand sports a 7 inch WVGA (800x400p) display. While the RAM is now reduced to 512MB, the processor on the inside of the DroidSurfer 7 is the same. Besides that the storage is markedly smaller at 4GB - down from the 8GB. The battery is comparatively smaller too at 4000mAH, but that was kind of expected considering the fact that the Netbook has a markedly smaller real estate as compared to its bigger sibling.