Bargain tablet goes on sale

A tablet that costs just £30 has gone on sale in the UK.

The tablet is called the UbiSlate 7Ci, and is the commercial version of the Aakash 2 tablet that is currently available in India.

The seven-inch tablet, created by Datawind, runs the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, has Wi-Fi connectivity, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.

The UbiSlate 7Ci has a three-hour battery life, and is mainly used by students in India to easily access the internet and improve their education. The tablet allows users to watch online tutorials and videos, browse the internet and play games.

Suneet Singh Tuli, who founded Datawind, said that the aim was to enable everyone to access the internet at an affordable cost.

“It’s not just about creating low-cost devices, for us it’s about delivering the internet,” he added,

Ben Woods, an analyst at market watcher CCS Insight, was quoted by the BBC as saying: “Any consumer buying this tablet with the expectation it will deliver a comparable experience to more expensive, yet affordable, Android tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Tesco’s Hudl will be sorely disappointed.”