Datawind, the company that manufactures the cheapest Android tablet on the market, the Aakash, has just announced the upcoming availability of two new affordable slates.
Dubbed UbiSlate 7+ and 7C, both tablets will come pre-loaded with Yahoo services due to a partnership with Yahoo India.
There's more to this as Datawind
has teamed up with Indian carrier Aircel to offer UbiSlate owners 2GB of GPRS data for only Rs 100 (2 USD or 1.5 EUR) per month.
It will be interesting to see when exactly Datawind will be released these two tablets on the market, especially given the fact that the company is still struggling to deliver the promised Aakash tablets in some important regions across India.
Anyway, it appears that both UbiSlate 7+ and UbiSlate 7C will be powered by Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. However, it's unclear if the slates will provide access to Google Play store.
These tablets have not been designed with quality or performance in mind, instead these products rely on their low price in order to sell. Which is why Indian customers who are looking to purchase an Android tablet should not expect any fancy specs that would make these tablets stand out.
For example, UbiSlate 7+ and UbiSlate 7C are equipped with an 800 MHz single core processor and only 256MB of RAM. In addition, the former comes with 2GB of internal memory, whereas the latter packs 4GB onboard memory.
Each tablet features GPRS (both SIM and phone capability) and Wi-Fi support, and sport a 7-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution. Still, the UbiSlate 7+ comes with a resistive touchscreen, while the UbiSlate 7C
features a capacitive display.
Last but not least, each tablet embeds a high-capacity 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery, which are meant to provide 180 minutes of continuous usage time. MicroUSB and and USB port are included as well.