DataWind launched UbiSlate 7Ri, 7R+, 7Ci and 7C+ low cost tablets

DataWind the official makers of Aakash tablet, the one that we have been hearing ‘more’ and seeing ‘less’ have now launched 4 new tablets called the UbiSlate 7Ri, UbiSlate 7R+, UbiSlate 7Ci and UbiSlate 7C+. All of these tabs are with 7 inch resistive or capacitive screen with price tag between Rs. 2,900 to Rs. 5,000.

No doubt the whole Aakash tablet project was a big disaster and the trend still continues. It is impossible to communicate with DataWind and they still are following the same traditional method – the famous “Pre-book now”, I cannot understand as to why they cannot distribute the tabs to online stores so one can, “order now”.

Users have waited, and some are still waiting for the Aakash tablet, some even ended up paying via cheques. But the good news is some did receive the tablet, well that’s some of the lucky ones and some unlucky, from the lucky ones who are facing several technical issues with the tab. Moreover as I mentioned before it’s virtually impossible to communicate with the company for general queries or support.

Anyways you can check out the 4 new tablets from Datawind listed below. DataWind has finally realised that they need a powerful processor and the newest tabs do live up to that expectations. The specs are good and to control the price barrier they come with resistive and capacitive screen options, the resistive screen being more budget friendly.

DataWind UbiSlate 7Ri, UbiSlate 7R+, UbiSlate 7Ci, UbiSlate 7C+

UbiSlate 7Ri

  • 7 inch resistive screen with 800×480 pixels.
  • Cortex A8 clocked at 1GHz with 512MB RAM running ICS Android 4.0.
  • 4GB internal storage.
  • G-Sensors, 3.5mm jack, Wi-Fi, front VGA camera and MicroSD support.
  • 2 hours of battery life.

UbiSlate 7R+

  • 7 inch resistive screen with 800×480 pixels.
  • Cortex A8 clocked at 1GHz with 512MB RAM running ICS Android 4.0.
  • 4GB internal storage.
  • G-Sensors, Wi-Fi, GPRS, front VGA camera, 3.5mm jack, and MicroSD support.
  • 3 to 4 hours of battery life (3200 mAh battery).

UbiSlate 7Ci

  • 7 inch capacitive screen with 800×480 pixels.
  • Cortex A8 clocked at 1GHz with 512MB RAM running ICS Android 4.0.
  • 4GB internal storage.
  • G-Sensors, Wi-Fi, front VGA camera, 3.5mm jack, and MicroSD support.
  • 2  hours of battery life.

UbiSlate 7C+

  • 7 inch capacitive screen with 800×480 pixels.
  • Cortex A8 clocked at 1GHz with 512MB RAM running ICS Android 4.0.
  • 4GB internal storage.
  • G-Sensors, Wi-Fi, GPRS, front VGA camera, 3.5mm jack, and MicroSD support.
  • 3 – 4 hours of battery life (3200 mAh battery).

As you can see there is not much difference between the models. Also note that the battery life is pathetic on 7Ri and 7Ci models which will hardly last for about 2 hours may be less. The other 2 models come with 3200 mAh battery which should do pretty good job. The GPRS option I believe will be via external supported dongles.

The new UbiSlate tablets will be priced between 2,900 to 5,000 Indian Rupees and the process is the same, pre-book from Ubislate.com website then, wait, wait..wait and wait.

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