Datawind, the company that went into a tizzy with the Aakash tablet, has opened and closed the pre-bookings for Ubislate 7+. Ubislate 7+ is the upgraded version of Aakash tablet and costs Rs. 2999. Optional Internet can be opted for Rs. 98 per month. The next booking for Ubislate 7+ will open again on April 12. Test your ‘luck’ around that time by filling this form.
Ubislate 7+ is a 7-inch touch screen tablet running Android 2.3, has HD-video co- processor, graphics accelerator, and UbiSurfer web browser (which accelerates page loading by 1o-30 times). It has WiFi and GPRS. 3G is optional and USB dongles are supported. USB port is on-board too. Price : Rs. 2999.
Ubislate 7+ is powered by 700 MHz Cortex A8 processor and 3200 mAh battery.
Datawind has an interesting letter posted on its website. It’s asking customers to stay put until the next batch is available as Datawind is seeing demand which it never anticipated.
Datawind is now staring a 2 million order backlog. That is if I read the hastily written letter by the CEO correctly. Here’s what it says :
While industry analysts were forecasting only 250,000 tablet computers for the Indian market in 2012, our pre-booking rate is now averaging over 100,000 individual enduser sales each day and have cumulatively exceeded over two million.
Did he say 100,000 individual end-user sales each day? Does he mean they are actually selling 100K tablets each day? Or is that an intelligent word play?