DataWind is taking on the UK's budget tablet market.
The UK has no shortage of cheap tablets on sale right now, but nothing can match the price of the UbiSlate, which is priced at just £30. Packing a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 7-inch 800 x 480 pixel display, 4 GB of storage, WiFi, and Ice Cream Sandwich, the UbiSlate 7Ci is the consumer version of the Aakash 2, an educational tablet that went on sale in India for $40 in early 2012. Now it's hitting the UK with a price tag of £29.99.
The device is fairly low on the totem pole in terms of hardware specifications, but the price is perfect for younger gadget fans and those looking for a cheap device as their first tablet. If you're looking to beef up the specs a bit, DataWind is also offering the UbiSlate 7C+, which adds 850/900/1800/1900 GPRS EDGE and 'free Internet' for a year. It's priced at £69.99. If EDGE connectivity doesn't do it for you, you can get 3G speeds (and free connection for a year) for £129.99 with the UbiSlate 3G7.
DataWind hasn't yet specified a release date, but we'll keep you posted.