New Delhi, June 5 2013: The huge orders for the Aakash tablet from the educational sector have seen DataWind surge ahad to top spot in the Indian tablet market. Cyber Media Research’s India Quarterly Tablet Market report for Q1 2013 shows DataWind taking the lead with a market share of 15.3 %, DataWind pulled ahead of Micromax and Apple with 12.3 % and 11.7 % share respectively in second and third place.
DataWind’s supply of 100,000Aakash2 devices to IIT-Bombay(which was completed on May 1st, 2013) are not included in CMR’s Tablet Market Report; only the volume of commercially sold product is included.
DataWind CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli said, “The enormous demand for our products helps validate our focus on affordability and connectivity. Unlike many in this industry that are focused on providing media tablets to the elite, our focus is to enable Indians with their first computer at an affordable price.”
“Our flagship product, the UbiSlate 7C+, is also the world’s lowest cost phablet for only Rs.4,999 inclusive of all duties and taxes in the Indian market. In addition to WiFi connectivity, the device takes a regular SIM card, allowing the user to make calls or access the internet on its quad-band Edge modem – and with DataWind’s special web acceleration technology it allows a fast and rich internet experience, anytime and anywhere.” Added Tuli