Not long ago, the Indian government sponsored the creation of a tablet from DataWind that had modest specs but was priced low enough to make it affordable to the public.
Thanks to the runaway success of the original model, called Aakash, a much beefier 7-inch second model of the UbiSlate 7, has now been announced.
The UbiSlate 7 touts the following specs:
- Android 2.3
- 7-inch touchscreen with 800×480 resolution
- Cortex A8 700 MHz Processor
- 3 hours battery life
- Wifi and GPRS
- HD Video playback
- one USB 2.0 port
- 256MB of RAM
- 2GB Internal Storage
- MicroSD slot for memory expansion
While these specifications aren’t exactly what some of us would call impressive, the price point of $57 US dollars certainly is. This model is actually $10 more expensive than the original, but features much improved specifications particularly in processing department (the original had a measly 336MHz Arm11 processor).
The device is expected to hit the markets in India in January, with DataWind planning to produce roughly 1,000 units per day.