Oct 7, 2011

World's Cheapest Tablet Launched in India

The world’s cheapest tablet computer, launched in India.

Co-developed by UK-based company DataWind and the Indian Institute of Technology, the Aakash, also known as UbiSlate 7, is powered by a 600MHz processor and sports a 7in TFT multi-touch screen, two USB ports and an SD card slot. Running on Android 2.2, it also supports Wi-Fi, web browsing and video conferencing.

With 500 units initially being given away at launch to help students with their studies, the Indian government plans to buy a further 100,000 units and sell them for £22 (INR 1600) exclusively to Indian graduate students. DataWind’s goal is to commercialise the tablet in India and sell it for approximately £39 (INR 3000) to the general public. The company has grand plans for the portable device, estimating that there could be almost 10 million units sold across the country over the next few years.

Unbeatable Price:

Only Rs.2,999 for the UbiSlate
Monthly internet charges: Rs.98 / 2GB

High Quality Web Anytime & Anywhere:

Connect via GPRS or WiFi
GPRS: Embedded modem eliminates the need for external dongles and allows Internet access everywhere
WiFi: Allows fast Youtube videos at hotspots
Fast web access even on GPRS networks, across the country using DataWind’s patented acceleration technology
Web, Email, Facebook, Twitter and much much more!

Multimedia Powerhouse:

HD Quality Video
Watching movies in the palm of your hand on a 7” screen
Audio library software helps manage your full collection of songs

Applications Galore with Android 2.2:

Productivity software: Office suite
Educational software
Over 150,000 apps!

Full sized-USB port & Micro-SD slot:

Expand memory to 32GB
Use any ordinary pen-drive
Even plug-in a 3G dongle

UbiSlate 7 Specifications


Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800x480 pixel resolution
Input Devices: Resistive touch screen
Connectivity and Networking: GPRS and WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery. AC adapter 200-240 volt range.


OS: Android 2.2
Document Rendering
Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
PDF viewer, Text editor
Multimedia and Image Display
Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
Communication and Internet
Web browser - Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, 1.8 compliant
Separate application for online YouTube video
Safety and other standards compliance
CE certification / RoHS certification

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