India’s low-cost $47 Android tablet sales reach 1.4 million in just two weeks

A report from India’s news daily Economic Times revealed that sales of the $47 (2,499 rupees) Aakash-UbiSlate 7-inch Android tablet have reached the 1.4 million mark a mere two weeks since its release by online retailer Datawind’s Ncarry.com. The tablet was announced back in October and was intended for the Indian education sector. However, it looks like the UbiSlate 7 will reach the consumer market first due to delays on the Indian government’s end. Here are its features:

  • Android 2.2
  • 7-inch display
  • 366MHz processor
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 2GB of internal storage
  • Wi-Fi

Datawind is also working on an updated UbiSlate 7+ tablet which will allow users to access the internet via GPRS. It will be available sometimes in mid-January for around $56.38.

In order to meet the high demand of the UbiSlate 7, Datawind had to set up three additional factories in India. We’re not sure if it will ever hit the U.S.; if it ever does, it will surely bring a new class of cheap, low end tablets to the market.

Source The Economic Times
via ZDnet