India is getting a second government-sponsored tablet. The first model (the so-called Aakash) sold out in just a few days after it was launched online last week, but maker DataWind has already followed up with another 7-inch model, the Ubislate 7. It was actually announced a few weeks back, but is now available for pre-order, priced at US$57 (US$10 more than the original Aakash), and features much better specs.
The Ubislate 7 comes with the following features:
- Android 2.3 (Aakash: Android 2.2)
- 7-inch touchscreen with 800×480 resolution
- Cortex A8 – 700 MHz CPU (Aakash: Arm11 – 366MHz)
- 3 hours battery life – thanks to the new 3200 mAh battery (Aakash: 2100 mAh)
- Wi-Fi and GPRS connectivity (the Aakash was Wi-Fi only)
- HD video playback
- 256 MB RAM
- one USB 2.0 port
- 2GB internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD
Customers in India can expect to lay their hands on the Ubislate next month. DataWind will produce, via QUAD Electronics in Hyderabad, about 1,000 units daily.