According to a recent article from TIMES’ Jared Newman, consumers worldwide can now look forward to super affordable tablets that cost as little as $US 37.99.
The said tablet, known as UbiSlate 7 Ci, comes from the hardware manufacturer, DataWind, and is initially only available in India. The featured specs for a 4 GB model include a 7 inch capacitive touch screen (with 800 x 480 resolution), 512 MB of RAM, 1 GHz single-core CPU, Micro SD card slot, 0.3 megapixel front camera, and Android 4.0.3.
Sunneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind, said that his goal with the tablet is to simply offer something that is “good enough” for the extremely price conscious. In the next two years or so, Tuli believes the price points for low cost tablets will drop even lower than what UbiSlate 7 Ci currently costs.
“Where do I see this in a year or two? I think it’s $19.99. I think you’ll be able to get a reasonable 7-inch tablet for sub-20 where the guy selling will make a couple bucks,” Tuli told the Washington Post.
According to various sources, the UbiSlate 7 Ci is likely to show up in the upcoming CES Trade Show, which is set to take place in January. In addition to the cheap model, Datawind will also release a mid-priced model, which costs US$ 79.99, and a high-priced model, which is priced at US$ 129.99.