World's most affordable tablet now with double the processing power at the same price

LAS VEGAS, NV and TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - DataWind (TSX:DW) a leader in low cost internet connectivity solutions and provider of low cost wireless web access devices, today announced the launch of the latest iteration of the world's most affordable tablet, the UbiSlate 7Ci. The company also debuted the UbiSlate 7CZm, a Dual SIM, 7 inch cellular network compatible android tablet that offers a year of free mobile browsing[i] (currently in the US only) and also gives the user the ability to make a call as one would normally do using a cellular phone. UbiSlate 7CZm is priced at $79.99.

The new tablets are now available on the company's websites at www.ubislate.us and www.ubislate.ca

The next generation UbiSlate 7Ci packs in more power with a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and additionally features dual cameras – front VGA and rear at 2MP at the same affordable price of $37.99. The new tablet besides the sleek and sharp build offers the polished design, improved performance and a slew of new features that come with the Android 4.4 OS.

Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO, DataWind said, "We're focused on driving the cost further down so that affordability is no longer a barrier to internet access. In addition to driving device cost lower, our mission is to deliver affordable and ubiquitous internet access to help bring the next billion on board."

The new UbiSlate 7CZm sports a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen and offers the user connectivity through EDGE cellular networks, Wifi, and Bluetooth.  The tablet features a dual core processor at 1.3 GHz clock speed, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory that can be expanded to 32 GB through a microSD Card. UbiSlate 7CZm will retail for $79.99 in the US and Canada, and will offer unlimited basic internet browsing throughout the USA for a year powered by Red Pocket Mobile, a leading American wireless operator (www.redpocket.com). High-speed mobile data packages for the UbiSlate 7CZm are also available from Red Pocket Mobile.

DataWind's breakthrough web delivery platform, offered on the UbiSurfer browser delivers a fast and rich web experience on even EDGE mobile networks. Covered by over 18 U.S. and international patents, the company's proprietary acceleration technology reduces bandwidth consumption by factors of 10 to 20 times on average for basic internet browsing, while delivering faster and more broadly accessible internet access and a richer mobile web experience.

"By bundling internet access within the cost of our products, we're able to eliminate the need for contracts and monthly fees, and yet deliver an affordable internet solution right out of the box," added Tuli.

Highlights of the new tablet PCs


Next Gen UbiSlate 7Ci

UbiSlate 7CZm

Connectivity

WiFi 802 b/g/n

Dual SIM, EDGE (GPRS), WiFi,  Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS

OS

Android 4.4

Android 4.4

CPU

Dual Core 1.2 GHz

Dual Core 1.3 GHz

RAM

512 MB

512 MB

FLASH

4 GB

4 GB

Camera

Dual Camera – Front VGA/ Rear 2MP

Dual Camera – Front VGA/ Rear 2MP

Screen

7" TFT Capacitive

7" TFT Capacitive

Ports

Micro mini

Micro mini

Storage

Expandable to 32 GB with microSD

Expandable to 32 GB with microSD

Price

$37.99

$79.99


*Shipping, Handling and Taxes extra as applicable

 

 

Customers in the US and Canada can purchase their UbiSlate Android Tablet PCs from www.ubislate.us and www.ubislate.ca

About DataWind
DataWind is a leader in low-cost Internet connectivity for emerging markets. DataWind's mission is to bring the Internet, which has the ability to create tremendous social and economic benefits, to billions of unconnected people in the developing world. The Company's Internet Delivery Platform offers a low-cost Internet browsing solution by bundling an affordable tablet device with an inexpensive, pre-paid, 2G Internet service plan. 

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For more information, visit www.datawind.com or www.ubislate.us or www.ubislate.ca

[i] Free unlimited internet browsing is limited to the UbiSurfer browser.  Internet access on the UbiSurfer browser is provided free to the consumer by DataWind through a bundled plan from Red Pocket Mobile

SOURCE: DataWind Inc.

For further information: For interviews or review requests or media queries, please contact: Amanpreet Singh, Corporate Communications, DataWind, m: +1-647-300-7556, e: amanpreet@datawind.com

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