Datawind launched its Ubislate 7Cz earlier this year with a price tag of ₹5,799 but, it seems that before that particular model hits the market on a large scale, Datawind has had a change of heart and has already upgraded the 7Cz by adding in some hardware upgrades.
The original Ubislate 7Cz had Android Ice Cream Sandwich, 4GB internal storage, and 512MB RAM. In contrast the new and improved Ubislate 7Cz comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 8GB of internal storage and 1GB RAM. The rest of the specifications are the same in the improved version viz: 7-inch screen with 800 x 480p display resolution, 1.2GHz processor, 2-megapixel rear camera and a front VGA one, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and microSD card slot.
The new tablet has been priced at ₹5,999 and is currently only available from Datawind’s website. The company is going to put a final price tag of ₹6,299 once it is released publicly. The original version of the 7Cz is available from other online retailers in India for now.
Government of India has already planned a 2014 release of Aakash 4 – the latest in the Aakash series of tablets for which it already floated guideline specifications earlier. However we found that there were several issues with the specifications and we pin-pointed them here. We also tried to contact the representative in charge of handling the requests for suggestion on the guidelines but, have never received a reply till date.
According to our sources in the government chances are that Datawind, which has already faced severe criticism for the way in which it handled previous releases of Aakash, may bag the order for Aakash 4 as well. If this does turn out to be true then chances are that Aakash 4 may turn out to be a flop as well like its predecessors.
Datawind has already diverted its attention to other markets like the US where a 3G version of Ubislate was spotted on FCC website. Further, the tablet has reportedly found success with under-privileged kids at a summer camp in North Carolina, US indicating that trial runs are turning out to be positive for Datawind.