World’s Cheapest Tablet Launches In UK, Costs Just £30
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Earlier this year an education scheme was run by the Indian government to launch a low cost tablet that could be readily available to a wide audience, especially those who couldn’t afford the often much more expensive products from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft (to name but a few). The device was incredibly successful and has now come to the UK, where it will be available for under £30, making it the (self-proclaimed) world’s cheapest tablet.
For just £29.99 the UbiSlate 7Ci makes a mockery of the low priced tablets currently available, with Tesco and Aldi offering Android solutions for £119 and £80 respectively. Of course the low price is backed up by some low performance and low specs, but you obviously only get what you pay for.
A low resolution 7″ touchscreen, 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and it runs a modified version of Android 4.0.3 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The tablet also comes pre-loaded with a bunch of apps that are targeted towards education, entertainment, gaming and productivity. As the tablets aim is to bring computer and internet access to everyone, it’s setup to appeal to a wide audience.
“With recent ONS figures showing that in the UK, 29% of the poorest households have no computer and 36% no internet, we’re working to bring affordable technology to the hundreds of thousands of households excluded from the digital revolution”, said Datawind’s chief executive Suneet Singh Tuli.
Datawind offer more options in their UbiSlate range, the 7Ci is just the cheapest of the bunch and while the specs may not excite many tech enthusiasts, for £29.99 I think it’s bloody incredible! For low income house holds, or those who don’t want their younger children using the iPad to play Angry Birds, it can be a very powerful tool indeed.
Thank you The Guardian for providing us with this information.
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