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DataWind's 7-inch UbiSlate to Launch in UK Priced At £30

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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.

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    killerclick , December 17, 2013 1:47 AM
    I don't see the point of this in the UK. Better concentrate on crappy countries (you know who you are).
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    ZolaIII , December 17, 2013 2:30 AM
    This is actually the perfect toy for a small kids!
    It's capable of playing basic 2D games, talking this & that apps, lights off (app), interactive picture books & cartoons (videos). WiFi only is actually good thing in this case scenario so that you can easier control contents.
    For those little older or just as entry lv tablet 7Cz model (2x cortex A7, 1GB RAM, 8GB NAND storage HDMI, Android 4.2.2..) is actuality nice & price should be around 52£.
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    Nicky Tonev , December 17, 2013 2:38 AM
    This sounds cool to be honest. £30 for a tablet is peanuts. Any idea if it's launching in the US? If you have a tablet then did you know you can recycle it for cash online? Phone, tablet and gadget recycling is getting more popular across America all of the time. Comparison sites such as http://www.sellmycellphones.com aim to only compare reputable and trustworthy recycling companies so that users can make an impartial choice. Using a comparison site such as Sell My Cell Phones saves you time and can also help you to get the best deal available. Electronics recycling is a great cause and the more we recycle the better it is for the environment.

    Keep on spreading the word!
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    ZolaIII , December 17, 2013 4:47 AM
    How about this one with same price tag $40 (50-55 withsshipping) & this one have a real MMC potential (Mali 400MP gpu) & actual CPU speed is nice (1.5 GHz A9 x2).

    http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/05/29/40-sunnycube-v7-tablet-powered-by-wondermedia-wm8880-dual-core-soc/
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    icemunk , December 17, 2013 5:19 AM
    I bought the WM8800 dual core 1.6 ghz earlier this year for $55, it's a pretty nice little tablet. I got another one a few weeks back for $50 with a RK3066 dual core 1.6 ghz, which is a bit better... 1024X600 screen. The one mentioned in this article is mediocre, but its quite easy to find high spec'd ones for the same price these days.