DataWind Ltd, a provider of wireless web access products and services, has announced the launch of UbiSurfer, its ultra-portable netbook with Internet connectivity.
The UbiSurfer offers DataWind’s free-usage model, in which you pay for the device and not the usage. For the average user, there are no monthly fees, airtime tariffs, contracts or recurring fees.
The netbook comes bundled with 30 hours per month of free Internet access for the first year, useable across India. For regular surfers, unlimited Internet is available for Rs 99 a month and each subsequent year of usage costs Rs 999. The Internet is powered by Tata Teleservices’ CDMA network.
The UbiSurfer also has WiFi and LAN connectivity, an inbuilt cellular modem and an embedded SIM card that allows access to the Internet anywhere a cellular signal is available.
It comes pre-loaded with the Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 operating system and Softmaker Office Suite, which lets users open, edit and save MS Office 2003 Word, Excel or PowerPoint files, retaining all the contents of the original files. UbiSurfer weighs 700g. It comes with 128 MB RAM and 1 GB flash memory.