Everyone was puzzled when they heard there was a $22 tablet out there (Aakash), a slate subsidized by the Indian government and made by Datawind. Now the product has reached USA, with the name UbiSlate 7Ci and with a price tag of $37.99.
This is no iPad or Galaxy Tab, that’s for sure, but let’s see what we’re getting for that price. Well, the UbiSlate 7Ci has a 7 inch 800 x 400 pixel display, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of flash storage, a 1 GHz processor and WiFi capability. There’s also a $79.99 version, the UbiSlate 7C+, that adds Edge data connectivity and at $99.99 there’s also a year of basic browsing bundled.
Then there’s the UbiSlate 3G7, priced at $129.99, with a 1.2 GHz processor, front VGA camera and main 2 MP shooter, as well as GPS. Add an extra $20 and you get a year of browsing. Both models mentioned in the previous sentence come with SIM slots and plans to make phone calls. You can buy the product at ubislate.us and I’m guessing that quite a bunch of schools with smaller budgets could take advantage of this release.