DataWind is going through a rough time by the looks of it. The Aakash project seems to be in a pickle, and its chief evangelist Kapil Sibal is no longer in charge of the HRD ministry. However, that is not stopping DataWind from marching on with its consumer centric endeavours as the company has now released another version of the UbiSlate, this time around it’s the UbiSlate 7C+ Edge, which is now available online for Rs 5,999. Apparently, it will also be shipped pretty quickly within five days.
Specs wise, it’s not going bring down the house on fire. It’s a pretty meager device, but one always should keep in mind the limited price badge. It’s still stuck on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but that’s rather understandable because it is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, a 7-inch capacitive display with a WVGA resolution, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and a 3,200-mAh battery.
There is also a VGA front camera for good measure, but what makes it special is the fact that now it has built-in 2G EDGE connectivity, which makes it a more rounded mobile device.
Criticisms aside, one has to admit the second wave of Aakash tablets/UbiSlates were vastly improved products for the price points they were hitting. The problem was that DataWind was not able to deliver the products on time, hopefully it resolves this problem this time around.