I Own The World’s Cheapest Android tablet!
It should be no surprise, that if a tablet that works, uses Android, comes loaded with a real speedy proprietary browser and costs less than $40 CDN, then I’d be a early adopter! Disclaimer: I host this site so I’ve known about same for almost a month…fyi!
And yes I am….as I’m right now typing this blog post on my brand new ubiSlate 7Ci…and this tablet rocks!
Okay, it’s no iPad or high end unit….but at 7″, with a quick response TFT capacitive screen (just like the iPad1) and about 2.5 to 3 hours of battery life and it shows my YouTube movies lickety-split….no disruption, freezes or stuttering….all for less than $40 CDN!
Love it….and I do some Seminars where I hand out thumbDrives loaded with files so I’m thinking that hey, a ubiSlate tablet would work so much better….have some real heft in street cred value too! Hmmm…
And I thought that it might also be worth mentioning that the manufacturer of same, Datawind is in the middle of their IPO launch right now too…here’s some news on same…
“The company that makes low-cost tablets and a leader in low-cost Internet connectivity for emerging markets, has announced that it has gone public on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The company is now valued at about about $117 million.
The final numbers come in at 6,316,000 common shares at $4.75 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $30,001,000.
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.
The UbiSlate 7Ci is the company’s cheapest 7-inch tablet with cellular connectivity and costs around $39. There’s also a 9-inch tablet UbiSlate 9Ci as well as DataWind’s first 3G device UbiSlate 3G7. All 3 tablets are supported with voice call facility.
The initial idea was to develop an extremely low-cost tablet for the Indian market…”
As you can tell, these guys are “in” in a whole-hog type of fashion….and as I look at the tablet here in my hands…I’ve got a huge smile on my face…cheap computing power in a low-low-low cost tablet….what could be better?
For more information, try www.datawinda.com !!!