Aakash Ubislate: Tech, Specs, Price, Review


After being snapped by many students, lack of availability of Aakash, the cheapest Android tablet sponsored by Indian government left many people disappointed. However, DataWind, a company manufacturing and marketing wireless web access products and the developer of the product has announced an upgraded version of Aakash- Ubislate 7 – now Ubislate 7+!

The manufacturer in a meeting said, We have closed bookings for Akash and opened online pre-bookings for the second generation Akash tablet”.

Ubislate 7 will be powered by Android 2.3 OS and will be more powerful than the former version (Aakash). It is set to begin shipping next month for $55 (2,999 INR). The new device will measure up to 7 inches and will pack more features.

Ubislate Specifications:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD video processor
  • Memory RAM 256 MB RAM/ storage (internal): 2GB flash
  • Storage (External): 2GB to 32 GB supported
  • Peripherals (USB 2.0 ports, number): 1 Standard USB port
  • Audio out:3.5mm jack/audio in: 3.5mm jack
  • Display and resolution; 7’’ display with 800×480 resolution
  • Cortex A8- 700 MHz CPU (Aakash: Arm 11- 366MHz)
  • Supported document formats: DOC/DOCX/PPT/PPTX., PTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, etc.
  • High quality video streaming and HD Quality Video Playback
  • Game, Full Offics suite, Educational software, Over 150,000 apps
  • New 3200 mAh battery (Aakash: 2100 mAh)
  • 3 hours battery life
  • Wi-Fi and GPRS connectivity (the Aakash was Wi-Fi only)

Also, the commercially available upgraded version i.e. Ubislate will have a cellular modem which will allow the tablet to deliver web access anywhere when there is a cellular connectivity. Above all, Ubislate will function as a mobile phone. As of now, access to the Internet will be priced at Rs 99 for 2 GB.

Aakash had gained considerable international attention when it was unveiled in October, primarily due its low price point. Now, with an upgraded version in the form of Ubislate the Indian government will be hoping to provide a computing experience to more of the country’s population. In short, gizmo lovers can aspire for a better tablet.

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