Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci lowers Android tablet entry point to just £30

Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci lowers Android tablet entry point to just £30How low can tablet prices go? Try £30. That's what you'll be asked to fork out for the 7in Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci, which is now available in the UK this week after launching in India earlier in the year.

And while the spec is basic, it's not actually that bad considering what you're paying, while a pair of pricier yet still cheap options give you low-cost Android tablet goodness complete with a 3G modem.

Datawind has established itself as one of the cheapest mobile device manufacturers around, and the UbiSlate reportedly outsells Apple's iPad in home territrory India. And no wonder. You can get 10 of these babies for less than the cheapest iPad goes for.

The spec sheet includes the likes of a 7in TFT display, 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage, plus a forward-facing VGA camera.

Some fairly pedestrian stuff, then, but once again – look at the price.

If you're feeling a little more flush you might want to consider splashing out on the £70 UbiSlate 7C+, which gives thows in cellular connectivity for easier communication with the outside world.

And for the really well heeled there's the UbiSlate 3G7, which offers better speed and screen resolution, but at the higher price of £130

The entry-level UbiSlate 7Ci will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the other two will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

A smattering of pre-loaded apps will be on board, but we're still waiting to hear whether the UbiSlate trio will be available solely online or through bricks and mortar shops as well.

Are you tempted to try out this ultra-cheap new arrival on the consumer tech scene? Or is £30 just too cheap for the UbiSlate to be taken seriously? Have your say in the Comments below.

Via The Telegraph

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Harryisme  Dec. 18, 2013 at 16:07

Tempted? Not in the slightest, if the tablet shown is actually the tablet they are selling. These could be picked up for around this price for over a year via Aliexpress from China. My sister in law made the mistake of getting one for her daughter, the screen cracked within a couple of days, and she ended up scrapping it and buying a SG Tab2.


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