DataWind, the makers of the Aakash tablet, has launched two new tablets – UbiSlate 7+ and UbiSlate 7C. The new DataWind tablets come with similar set of specifications, other than the display quality and internal storage.
The Ubislate 7C, regarded as the commercial version of the Aakash II tablet, is priced at Rs. 3,999, while the UbiSlate 7+ for Rs. 2,999.
The ultra low-cost UbiSlate 7C tablets are meant for students. The new UbiSlate 7C and UbiSlate+ tablets comes with a range of educational applications, including soft copies of C.B.S.E text books. DataWind has also partnered with several content providers for providing educational content on the device. The UbiSlate 7 also comes pre-loaded with Wikipedia app.
Both the DataWind tablets come with similar set of specifications, other than the display quality. The UbiSlate 7+ has a seven-inch resistive touchscreen, while the UbiSlate 7C has seven-inch four-point capacitive touchscreen.
DataWind’s UbiSlate 7C has SIM functionality that extends to voice calls.
As for the multimedia experience on the UbiSlate 7C, it does not have a camera.
The UbiSlate 7C runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Howev The Aakash tablet will be out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch OS; and so the UbiSlate 7C will also get the ICS update.
The UbiSlate 7C can play HD videos as well. But the reflective screen may hamper the viewing fun.
The UbiSlate tablets are exclusive devices to come with DataWind’s UbiSurfer browser, based on 18 international patents that can deliver Internet access on traditional GPRS networks. DataWind says its UbiSlate 7C loads web pages faster even on GPRS connection and also reduces data consumption.
UbiSlate 7C features internal flash memory of 4GB where the other model UbiSlate 7+ has only 2GB memory. You can connect extra USB keyboard to make typing easier. DataWind’s USB keyboard is priced at Rs. 500.
DataWind is also offering a range of accessories with the new UbiSlate tablets.
The UbiSlate 7C can be attached to a biometric read, Barcode scanner, external hard drive and a solar charger as well. For web browsing, you can get Aircel’s 3G dongle as well.