India’s Aakash Tablet gets a mild upgrade: Ubislate 7+

January 23, 2012
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The Indian tablet market has its own product to set the world on Fire: the Aakash, a 7-inch, resistive screen tablet that runs Froyo. It can't do much, but many aparently think it's just enough: the tablet sells for the local equivalent of $35 to students and teachers. The original has reportedly sold over a million units. Now there's a slightly improved commercial version available, going by the name "Ubislate 7+" (though the original device had so many codenames and monikers that it might not be the final or only one). The new model gets a modest bump in specs and runs Gingerbread as well.

With a new Cortex 8 700mhz CPU, the Ubislate 7+ should be noticeably zippier than its predecessor. That's almost exactly twice as fast as the original Aakash, though of course it doesn't hold a candle to recent mid-range or high-end tablets elsewhere. The battery gets a bump from 2100mAh to 3200mAh, so it should last considerably longer than the original. And that's it: the rest of the tablet's specs, including a low-resolution screen, WiFi-only data connection. There is one major software advantage: The Ubilate 7+ will reportedly have access to the Google Android Market.

For the upgrade Indians will spend an additional 400 rupees, or about $8. Well worth it considering the upgraded processor architecture - it brings it more in line with the lowest of current-generation Android phones, roughly equal to the original G1. That might even be enough for some basic web video. Considering the insane demand for the first Aakash tablet from Datawind, expect a lot of excitement for the new model. Pre-sales are already booked through February of this year. And no, it still won't be available outside of India.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/6shanel6 Shanel Punnoose

    Well, it also gets a change on from the ressistive to a capacitative touchscreen and also comes with a SIM Card slot. Guess the title should see a change now, since the upgrade is nt mild but competently uncomparable to any tablets the world has ever seen.

    • Bliu34

      Incomparable to any tablets the world has ever seen? Hardly, the cheap technology it uses is a few years behind what current tablets are capable of. Samsung Note, ASUS Padfone, etc are far more incomparable.

      • Singh Sanadi

        guys be cool its relesing on 29 april

      • atul

        this is fake…nobody will going to get 7+, i have made pament on feb’12 after that they are just saiying u will get it soon,, i m going to file complaint against datawind in consumer forum

      • vivek chauhan

        they are saying that the delivery started from 1 may so u will get it betwwen 15may to 30 may

    • ]dAmnbOy[

      i dont think it has a Capacitive TS .A 2nd version of Aakash with 1 GB RAM,800MHz Processor,Capacitive TS etc. is said to be released on mid 2012.(dnt knw further details).Many people r bein confusd by dis.    

    • ]dAmnbOy[

      i dont think it has a Capacitive TS .A 2nd version of Aakash with 1 GB RAM,800MHz Processor,Capacitive TS etc. is said to be released on mid 2012.(dnt knw further details).Many people r bein confusd by dis.    

      • Ambar

        Ubislate7+ does not have a capacitive screen

  • Akkiranna88

    booking list ko b online karna chahiye……..

  • Nitharsh

    does it have an USB slot

  • Nitharsh

    does it have an USB slot

    • ]dAmnbOy[

      ofcors it do hav 2 USB ports

    • ]dAmnbOy[

      ofcors it do hav 2 USB ports

  • ]dAmnbOy[

    Are they similar in  appearance???(Aakash & UbiSlate 7+)

    Anyone replyy pls……………

    • Prakrit

      ubisalte7+ is the improved version of ubislate ( the device which we popularly refer to as aakash)

  • ]dAmnbOy[

    Are they similar in  appearance???(Aakash & UbiSlate 7+)

    Anyone replyy pls……………

  • Bhargav Sai73

    how to get it for my address

  • Bhargav Sai73

    how to get it for my address

  • Dineshkumar138

    in this tablet…. camera is available ah. 

  • Dineshkumar138

    extended memory 32GB memory will be provided by company ah

  • Ananyaoberoi4

    the improved version is a no-frills educational device just right for it’s target clientile – millions of students who will never otherwise have access to computing devices.the product is not for those who can afford laptops. so please stop spreading such biased views about the product.

  • Rahimmukhida

    what is the shipping date of Ubislate 7

  • Akhil Kumar K.M.

    What is the shipping date of Ubislate 7+ in Kerala

  • Akhil Kumar K.M.

    When did i get it?

  • Karthik pulluri

    when did i get it at andrapradesh (warangal)

  • Jack Nimble

    To put it mildly and succinctly, it sucks. But hey, its India. Anything can fly.

    • Ambar

      no it doesn’t……if you have the need for it. it is for an ordinary student with no access to computer…..

  • Aakash

    Does it also have a Camera

    • Sachin Amarnath

      NOPE:(:(

    • Jojingeorge365

      no it don’t have

    • Ambujpandeyeta

      front vga camera

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002674994819 Julie Labrador

      no 

  • Sahdeep singh juneja

    yaar i m in hostel and i need the tablet ubislate 7+ till end of the jan its urjent

  • sahdeep singh juneja

    and it is booked by my father SR gurpreet singh juneja yaar i m in hostel and i need the tablet ubislate 7+ till end of the jan its urjent

  • Prakrit

    Features of Ubislate 7+ Tablet PC
    §  Android 2.3 Operating system with 1000s of Apps, games etc.
    §  GPRS & Wifi embedded
    §  High quality Video streaming & HD qulaity video playback
    §  Expandable memory upto 32 GB
    §  Phone functionality, you can use a mobile phone
    Specifications of Ubislate 7+ Tablet PC
    §  Google Android Operating system 2.3
    §  Cortex A8, 700 Mhz Process with HD Video Co Processor
    §  256 MB RAM
    §  Storage: (Internal) 2GB Flash / (External) 2GB to 32GB Supported
    §  Peripherals: 2 Standard USB Ports (Ver. 2.0)
    §  Audio Out: 3.5mm jack
    §  Display and Resolution: 7″ inch Display with 800×480 pixels
    §  Supported Document Formats: All Version Office Document formats and more.
    §  High Quality Video Streaming & HD Quality Video Playback
    §  Input Devices: Resistive Touch Screen display
    §  Connectivity with GPRS & WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
    §  Battery Time: Upto 180 minutes of battery, AC adaptor 200.240 volts
    Optional Accessorizes with Ubislate 7+ (available in soon)
    §  Car charger
    §  keyboard with Case
    §  The main features of upgraded version is more battery time, more processor speed and new version of operating system. You can use Ubislate 7+ tablet PC as a phone, it has WiFi & GPRS with SIM & Phone functionality. The old version of this tablet, Aakash Tablet (Ubislate 7) has no phone functionality and GPRS.
     

    • sada

      can u r tablet has camera boss.and what is the prize.

  • Ambar

    Thanx Prakrit. Very useful information.

    • Parth

      can u tell me the photo of ubislate 7+

  • Samrath

    cleared all my doubts!!!!!!!

    • Basf

       open ur paint

  • Hafeez_uddin7862012

    Features of Ubislate 7+ Tablet PC
    §  Android 2.3 Operating system with 1000s of Apps, games etc.
    §  GPRS & Wifi embedded
    §  High quality Video streaming & HD qulaity video playback
    §  Expandable memory upto 32 GB
    §  Phone functionality, you can use a mobile phone
    Specifications of Ubislate 7+ Tablet PC
    §  Google Android Operating system 2.3
    §  Cortex A8, 700 Mhz Process with HD Video Co Processor
    §  256 MB RAM
    §  Storage: (Internal) 2GB Flash / (External) 2GB to 32GB Supported
    §  Peripherals: 2 Standard USB Ports (Ver. 2.0)
    §  Audio Out: 3.5mm jack
    §  Display and Resolution: 7″ inch Display with 800×480 pixels
    §  Supported Document Formats: All Version Office Document formats and more.
    §  High Quality Video Streaming & HD Quality Video Playback
    §  Input Devices: Resistive Touch Screen display
    §  Connectivity with GPRS & WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
    §  Battery Time: Upto 180 minutes of battery, AC adaptor 200.240 volts
    Optional Accessorizes with Ubislate 7+ (available in soon)
    §  Car charger
    §  keyboard with Case
    §  The main features of upgraded version is more battery time, more processor speed and new version of operating system. You can use Ubislate 7+ tablet PC as a phone, it has WiFi & GPRS with SIM & Phone functionality. The old version of this tablet, Aakash Tablet (Ubislate 7) has no phone functionality and GPRS.   
     working all fun..

    • Bariskh

       o how nice it is ,
      we really dont no about this,,thank u very much       FOOL

  • Punit

    plz tell where can i find the updates software for the ubislate 7 tablet as they called me and informed me that the updated software is been sent to my id but its not btw my id is punit.tyagi783@gmail.com plz send me the updated software

  • Abhishek Mik94

    is it’s touch very slow???

  • Sunilnaraina

    Pls status of booked tab….

  • Jsanoop65

    man , i hav booked the tab. in 1st week of jan. & is not delivered till now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CXWTJVYW5T3HGK4FFXN6Q3E6B4 Yash

      dont buy this waste………

      • Mischief Aayush

        whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????????????

    • veera

      if you need it cont me at 04064621037(veera) ill give it to you only at rs 2600..

  • balu

    i hav bookd the tab durin december nd i havnt received ny confirmation

  • Premkimi

    when is launch date

    • Debarshi7

      it has been launched long ago, in Jan ’12

  • Avinash_narayan 2010

    can we attend calls on this tablet

    • Debarshi7

      yeah, it has a sim

  • Shailu Menon

    I have booked an aakash ubislate 7+ tablet in january first week.and for the march delivery…just an email mentioning conformation has been recieved yet. any idea when would i recieve the tablet?

    • Neha_choudhary5

      same here..wen do we get it..nobody tells :(

      • Bariskh

         i got my tab ubislate 7+ ,last week ,
        whn u booked ..
        call me 08341006221

      • sada

        how u r tablet is workig.can it has camera,what is the price.can u pls tell me the process to bye the tablet phone.

      • tamil

        DEAR FRD, TELL abt how is working ubislate 7+,when did u booked ur tab,r u booked which mode- pre paid or after delivery paid ya kindy reply me frd my no is 9943403011

  • shubham jain

    i too had booked akash ubislate 7 in january nd got an confirmation also bt still my tablet is not delivered

  • Toby Francis

    no cam is there in the tablet?
     

    • Bariskh

       what u want 2 capture with the cam, The fucking Govt..
      or the Ass Hole Tablet company

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gbimage Gopal Bhandari

    i want this plz im from nepal so plz suggest me how to buy it?

    • Adarsh

      this also going to sold @ nepal,butan and bengladesh.:D

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CXWTJVYW5T3HGK4FFXN6Q3E6B4 Yash

    I suggest u ppl please dont buy this tablet it is waste of money and space it has android but dont hv android market so there is no use of android in this . i buyed ubislate 7 and it dont read memory card and it dont download or play any song any video and it have noo apps in it . this is the worlds cheapest and worst tablet ever………………….I suggest all ppls to buy any other tab.

    • Ayaan4u D

      u shud buy the newer upgraded tablet ubislate7+………..it has many more features

      • Neha_choudhary5

        UBISLATE 7+…is just a mirage….it has not yet appeared..is there anyone..who has used / purchased it…these guys do nlt respond to any booking details also..frustrating it is!!!

  • Athiparampil

    I have booked UBi slate in december . M/S datawind  priomised that I will get it in Jan 2012.  This is March and no information at least the approximate date of delivery. Therefore ,I find it very difficult to belive the Com.

  • Deepakkaushik014

    PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ DELIVERY KARO NA

  • Ashwani

    please arrive at gla university  mathura we are waiting to buy new akash tablet

  • Ashwani

    please arrive at gla university  mathura we are waiting to buy new akash tablet

  • Mafianikhil

     heiyy people

    i called to cus. care today and they told me that due to technical
    upgradation the launching of the same of postpone till april.!!

    great indian govt.

    • rajakumaran

       next month also they will say will release next month

  • raaj

    oh i am dam waiting for my tab yaar koi to bata do hua kya he ye itna slow kyu he bhai……………….

  • Sanketraval1

    i have already booked ubislate 7+ in december and they said that i will received in february. this is march ending. what shoud i do?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000188276196 Force Meow

      walk outside and punch the first person you see.

      it won’t get you the tablet, but you may feel a little better.

  • Kohli2296

    what the hell is this whn it will come

  • Ooly

    is this a scam or what ..?? Not even a single person received this thing … Tried to contact Support through mail and phone.. no goo…?!!!! 

  • rajakumaran

    when they are release the ubislate 7+???

  • Ganesh

    i need the ubislate7 call me 9944897123

  • Praveen Suthapalli05

    what about my booking,i am dam waiting for last four months don’t repeat next month it’s sour to listen do it possible? to yourself  to deliver in April. my id is  PM3071056F8C.sent details to my mail praveen.suthapalli05@gmail:disqus 

    • veera

      if any 1 want ubislate 7 cont me 04064621037(veera)…..ill give it on spot for 2600…..

  • Plchandran

    THEN WHAT IS MY BOOKING STATUS, MY BOOKING NO.PMF279974744 AND I SEND CHEQUE FOR RS.2999/- AS PER YOUR BOOKING REFERENCE MAIL THE DELIVERY IS ON MARCH 2012. BUT MY CHEQUE IS CLEARED ON 27 FEB 2012 CHEQUE NO.48262 SBI, RAJAPALAYAM BRANCH. I AM SEND SO MANY MAILS BUT STILL YOU ARE ASKING MY CHEQUE NO. WHEN WILL YOU REPLY PROPERLY AND SEND THE UBISLATE7+.

    plchandran@yahoo.com 

    • Sajithomas

      i also send dd in february 2012 but no response

    • Barry

      Hey bro this same happened to me, but after they replied and told me that i will get my tab between one month, Now m waiting ;)

      • veera

        if you need aakash tablet cont me (04064621037) ill give it only for 2600rs…(veera)

    • veera

      if you want to buy aakash tablet for rs 2600 cont me …04064621037(veera)

  • http://www.techgyo.com Shrinivas

    I too booked and pre-paid the amount and waiting for Ubislate 7+… I have also written an article about the Features and Price of Ubislate 7+ at  http://bit.ly/IW6EPh ..

  • http://www.techgyo.com Shrinivas

    I too booked and pre-paid the amount and waiting for Ubislate 7+… I have also written an article about the Features and Price of Ubislate 7+ at  http://bit.ly/IW6EPh ..

  • lal

    SIR I BOOKED 1 PCS UBHISLATE +7 BOOKED DATE 14/4/2012    WHEN I GET PLZ REPLID ME AND PLZ. INFORM ME HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT 

    • ugendar

      do not pay any money to them after sending the money no reply is received from the datawind

    • Barry

      UBISLATE 7+ delivery is started, you will get your tab soon

      Cheers

  • Akash Akashmalhotra Malhotra6

    i booked and my and you told me i will get it in march but it is not comming
     

  • Diamondbrother

    26th of april said sunit singh tuli in an interview for more details watch youtube

    • Saadat02

      please share the link of youtube video of that interview in which sunit singh announced the date of launching.

  • BIPLAB ROY CHOWDHURY

    Dear biplab,we don’t have online payment option right now.You need to send a note mentioning your current address, contact number and your booking ID along with your cheque/DD.Kindly send your current dated cheque/DD on the address given below by courier. It should be payable at amritsar.Datawind innovations pvt.Ltd.8148,jubilee complex,sultanwind road,amritsar -143001you will receive a confirmation email after your payment clearence.For more details on ubislate7+ view the frequently asked questions on http:/Www.Ubislate.Com/Faqs.Htmlregards,datawind support team1800 180 2180
    after receiving this email on 15/03/2012 I booked a speed post from birati post office on 21/03/2012 speed post item number is “ew999602309in”.Through speed post I send them my s.B.I a/C cheque number “550665″.A/C payee cheque payable to:-datawind innovations pvt.Ltd.8148,jubilee complex,sultanwind road,amritsar -143001
    they received my speed post on 29/03/2012 & cheque also cleared on 03/04/2012
    but they don’t give any response then I emailed them on 05/04/2012 but don’t get any reply still 16/03/2012 then I again emailed them with screen shot of speed post delivery,net banking cheque clearing & booking ID’s email.My booking ID is pmb6c45625b2.
    After that I get an email from them,please read the email from them which I got on 21/03/2012
    dear biplab,
    kindly share your payment details so that we can send you acknowledgement and delivery date.For more details on ubislate7+ , view the frequently asked questions on http:/Www.Ubislate.Com/Faqs.Htmlregards,datawind support team
    I again try to contact them through email today(26/04/2012) but this is the result:-
    this message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more ofits recipients. This is a permanent error. The following addressesfailed:
    ubisales@datawind.Com:quota exceeded
    I don’t know what I have to do now;don’t know this site do any fruitfull or not;is any hope for me?

  • Ravikingofheart

    sir ye deliver kab s hoga

  • Gmds1956

    catch and hit the minister who introduce this product to the citizens ask him how much kickback he took to fool the citizen of India and then hang him in the court of law as the case will go on till he dies.

  • jeeson

    is ubslate +7 / 7c support bluetooth via dongle 

  • Sravz

    hello i have booked ubislate 7+ in december 2011.wen can i expect the tab? plz reply me soon

  • Magan

    I had booked a ubislate in december 2011 . they gave me a confirmation that i’ll get the delivery on 7 th May , but nothing happened . I dont expect anything now . :’(

  • Mohammed Moiz

    I had booked this ubi on 9th march 2012.and my booking id is “PMA98D510EE7″.But till now there is no response.shall i expect this……?

  • Suresh

    Please Note that Datawind company send everyone Ubislate7 who already booked Ubislate7+ And in Ubislate7 no phone functionality. Ubislate7′s actual price is Rs.2500/- but sell Rs.2990/- to everyone who booked Ubislate7+
    please check at the time of product receive.

  • Suresh

    Please Note that Datawind company send everyone Ubislate7 who already
    booked Ubislate7+ And in Ubislate7 no phone functionality. Ubislate7′s
    actual price is Rs.2500/- but sell Rs.2990/- to everyone who booked
    Ubislate7+
    please check at the time of product receive.

  • ramakant

    Hi Frnd We have Sale our Anroid Tablet 7.
    R U intrested in this then Plz Call Me -09829106312
    Our Purchase Price is – Rs.2990/-Date of Purchase – 31-05-2012
    Sale Price-Rs.2000/-
    amannr@rediffmail.com

    • Docholiday

      what does it cost to ship to the USA?

  • K!LLER

    no camera :/
    fuck this phone n a bad battry !!!!!!

  • D NAVAL

    man , i hav booked the tab. in 1st week of Feb. & is not delivered till now…………………… . (~)(~) . )) . (,,,,,) (,,,,,) Add Ganesh Chaturathi

  • D Naval

    Man, Hi hav booked the tab. in 1st week of
    Feb. & is not delivered till now…………………… .

    (~)(~)

    .
    )) .

    . (,,,,,) (,,,,,). Add Ganesh Chaturathi