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Datawind releases a $37.99 tablet in time for Christmas

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A $37.99 Android tablet released right before the holidays?

Yes, and supplies are running short.

It's courtesy of Datawind; who has for some time been making low-cost web access products in the U.K. Now these products are coming stateside.

Datawind is actually bringing three new tablets to the U.S. and one of them starts at $37.99.

Who, what... Datawind?

Datawind's UbiSlate tablets proved so popular in India, where they are leading iPads when it comes to sales that they had to come to U.S. customers. They have won numerous awards and Datawind's founders made Forbes magazine and their "Impact 15" list of entrepreneurs that want to improve efficiency and learning in classrooms all over the world.

Datawind's CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli says that this closes a big technology gap.

“The development of the tablet stemmed from the realization that lack of internet adoption in many parts of the world was primarily because of lack of affordability. Our aim is to bridge the gap by offering cost-effective, high-specification devices and internet-access that offer excellent value to all.”

The $37.99, the 7-inch UbiSlate tablets are not only affordable, they are also powerful. They run on the Android operating system and come full of apps for education, entertainment, playing games, and productivity. In the US, buyers can log on to www.ubislate.us to see more information.

Here is how Datawind describes their tablets:

512MB of RAM (twice that of the original iPad). Flash memory of 4GB can be supplemented by up to 32GB through its micro-SD card slot. In addition to embedded Wi-Fi, the UbiSlate 7Ci tablet computers support external 3G for mobile broadband data connectivity, while the UbiSlate 7C+ has an embedded quad-band GSM-Edge modem and the UbiSlate 3G7 incorporates a 3G modem.

While users can have a lot of fun with these tablets, education remains the focus.

“A big focus for us is the educational market. We want to ensure that all students have access to computing and the internet," states Tuli. "The Digital Revolution has made this a necessity, especially for the educational sector.”

In general, tablet prices have come down to more affordable levels. Datawind takes it to a new lever with this line of tablets.

Check them out.

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