Known for their inexpensive Android devices, DatawWind has a new tablet on the shelves. The DataWind 7SC costs a meagre Rs 2,999 and comes bundled with a year of free internet browsing on Reliance or Telenor networks. Datawind has signed an exclusive agreement with Den Snapdeal TV-Shop for selling these tablets through the latter’s 24x7 TV-commerce channel.
This isn’t the first device to offer a year of free internet usage from the company. Their Ubislate lineup of tablets and Pocketsurfer smartphones were already offering it. In addition to regular voice calling functionality, the tablet incorporates DataWind’s web-delivery platform (covered by 18 US and international patents) that allows 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 five to seven seconds.
The tablet is one of the most low priced tablet computer with cellular connectivity, allowing internet access with a regular SIM. Commenting on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind Inc. said, “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 Tuli.
Commenting on the association, 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 new 7SC tablet is light and easy to carry. It delivers terrific performance for over 6 to 8 hours and comes with the DataWind proprietary web delivery technology that offers zippy internet browsing at low data charges to be affordable overall.