NEW DELHI: Consolidating its leadership in the low-cost Internet connectivity and web access device segment, DataWind, maker of UbiSlate Tablets and Pocket Surfer Smartphones, has expanded their portfolio by launching new tablet to its range, 7SC. At a retail price of only Rs 2,999 inclusive of all taxes, the tablet offers free internet browsing for one year under a tie-up with RComand Telenor network on a prepaid GSM sim card. Datawind has signed an exclusive agreement with Den Snapdeal TV-Shop for selling these tablets through the latter’s 24X7 TV commerce channel.
DataWind says that in addition to the regular voice calling functionality, the tablet incorporates the company’s web-delivery platform covered by 18 US and international patents allowing the devices to deliver faster mobile web experience on regular GSM-EDGE based networks. This technology by DataWind is said to reduce bandwidth consumption by factors of 10x to 30x, allowing the delivery of web pages on congested GPRS networks in 5 to 7 seconds (with even faster speeds on 3G and 4G networks).
The Tablet is the lowest cost tablet computer with cellular connectivity, allowing anytime and anywhere internet access with a regular SIM. Commenting on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind said, “The new range of smartphones and tablets are powered with free unlimited Internet browsing for a year on Reliance Communications (RCom) and Telenor network. The 7-inch devices from DataWind disrupts the existing affordability conventions and again demonstrate the company’s commitment to true democratization of technology across income groups.”
The DataWind Tablet PC7SC (800 x 480 screen resolution) has capacity touch display. The tablet 7SC is powered by Single Core with 512 MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB internal memory. Other specifications include Android 4.4.2 and supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB connectivity options. It is light in weight and smart to carry. It delivers performance for over 6 to 8 hours and comes with the DataWind proprietary web delivery technology that offers high speed internet browsing at lowest data costs possible – all-in-all a most affordable, complete infotainment package for the discerning Indian customer.