There was a point in time in the past where India was touting a tablet for students that would only cost $35. Bold words to be sure, especially considering 7-inch tablets are known for going as high as $500. And it’s been quite some time since the tablet has made its way into the news, but today marks a prodigal day for the Indian tablet, but something looks amiss.
As the title suggests, the $35 tablet is no longer $35. As it happens, the 7-inch tablet is now $60, or Rs 2,999. Sure, it isn’t a huge leap, and it’s still the cheapest 7-inch tablet out there — but when you miss a goal, you miss a goal. As far as specs go, you’re looking at a 7-inch resistive touchscreen display with a 800×480 resolution. There’s a 366MHz Connexant CPU under the hood, with 256MB of RAM. There’s 2GB of built-in storage, but you can expand that with a microSD card. It’s running Android 2.2 under the hood, and instead of the Android Market you get GetJar’s Market. And battery life? Rated at three hours.
So, here’s the deal. It’s $60, but you can see why now. The stats speak for themselves. But for those looking for a very cheap tablet device, and you don’t care about all those nifty specs in other tablets, the Ubislate 7 is at least an option.