DataWind has announced the PC 7SC tablet in India. Priced at Rs. 2,999, the tablet offers free internet browsing for one-year. The tablet use the company’s proprietary web-delivery platform that is covered by 18 US and International patents, which allow the device to a fast mobile web experience on regular GSM-EDGE based networks. DataWind says that this technology reduces bandwidth consumption by factors of 10x to 30x. The DataWind PC 7SC comes with a 7-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
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Consolidating its leadership in the low cost internet connectivity and web access device segment, DataWind, maker of UbiSlate Tablets and Pocket Surfer Smartphones have expanded their portfolio by launching new tablet to its range 7SC*. At a retail price of only Rs. 2,999 inclusive of all taxes,the tablet offers free internet browsing for one year under a tie-up with RComand Telenor network on a prepaid GSM sim card.Datawind has signed an exclusive agreement with Den Snapdeal TV-Shop for selling these tablets through the latter’s 24X7 TV-commerce channel.
In addition to regular voice calling functionality, the tablet incorporates DataWind’s breakthrough web-delivery platform covered by 18 U.S. and international patents allowing the devices to deliver the fastest mobile web experience on regular GSM-EDGE based networks.This unique technology reduces bandwidth consumption by factors of 10x to 30x, allowing the delivery of web pages even on congested GPRS networks in 5 to 7 seconds (with even faster speeds on 3G and 4G networks).
The Tablet is the lowest cost tablet computer with cellular connectivity, allowing anytime & anywhere internet access with a regular SIM.
Commenting on the launch, Mr.Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO of DataWind Inc.said,“The new range of smartphones and tablets are powered with free unlimited Internet browsing for a year on Reliance Communications (RCom) and Telenor network.”
The launch of the 7 inch devices from DataWind disrupt the existing affordability conventions and again demonstrate the company’s commitment to true democratization of technology across income groups.
“We are launching this tablet to address the forgotten billions, who are our largest constituent of digital age today. We are very confident that 7SC* will impress everyone with its superior quality and innovation. The growing ambition of people will find the product within their reach - geographically as well as economically" added Mr.Tuli.
Commenting on the association, Mr. Maneesh Goel, CEO, DEN Snapdeal TV-Shop said “Our association with DataWind has been phenomenal. Their aggressive pricing strategy has enabled to capture the substantial pie of the tablet market in India. Tech products contribute to around 50-60% of our overall products category and we hope to even amplify the momentum with the sale of this product.”
The DataWind Tablet PC 7SC* (800x480 screen resolution) has capacity touch display. The tablet 7SC* is powered by Single Core with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB internal memory. Other specifications include Android 4.4.2 and supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB connectivity options.
The new 7SC* tablet is light in weight and smart to carry. It delivers terrific performance for over 6 to 8 hours and comes with the DataWind proprietary web delivery technology that offers high speed internet browsing at lowest data costs possible – all-in-all a most affordable, complete infotainment package for the discerning Indian customer.