There have been many cheap tablets available, mainly in the Asian region, but none of them have been in the news as much as the Aakash tablet, or the UbiSlate 7.
It was first announced a couple years ago, and has been in the limelight since. Kapil Sibal gave us a sneak preview last year, and it was officially unveiled earlier this year.
The Aakash tablet has been made by DataWind, a Canadian company, and is priced at Rs 2500 ($50) for the basic version. It comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display, and is powered by a 366 MHz ARM 11 processor. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo, and has a 2100 mAh battery. It comes with Wi-Fi connectivity. It is now available online, with a cash-on-delivery payment option.
The UbiSlate 7, an upgraded variant of the Aakash tablet, is priced at Rs. 3000 ($60). It comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display too, and is powered by a 700 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. It has a 3200 mAh battery and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It offers Wi-Fi, as well as GPRS connectivity.
The UbiSlate 7 seems to be a decent deal. It will be available in January 2012. I’ll probably be getting one. At just 3000 bucks, you can’t go wrong.
You can buy the Aakash Tablet and the UbiSlate 7 here: Aakash Tablet