Tablet goes on sale for £30 in UK
A tablet costing £30 has gone on sale in the UK.
The UbiSlate 7Ci, which was originally launched in India.
There, the tablet is mainly used by students and was designed to provide cheap internet access to help improve education.
Analysts say UK customers buying this tablet and comparing it with others on the market may be disappointed.
The 7in (18cm) Android tablet has wi-fi connectivity, 512MB of RAM, a microUSB connection and 4GB of storage.
When the Aakash was launched in India in 2011 it was dubbed the “world’s cheapest touch-screen tablet” and was aimed at schools and colleges. The first version was not well received by critics, but an upgraded version, the Aakash 2, fared better.
Speaking at the Wired 2013 conference in October, Suneet Singh Tuli, who founded Datawind, said getting online was all about affordability.
“It’s not just about creating low-cost devices, for us it’s about delivering the internet,” he said.