Bangalore, July 21 2014: DataWind of the Aakash and Ubislatetablets, has announced a partnership with UniverCell, the largest electronics retail player in Southern India, to market the Company’s UbiSlate tablets. It will provide 12 months of free unlimited internet browsing with a Bharat Sanchar Nigam SIM with the purchase of its UbiSlate 7Cz and UbiSlate 3G7 tablet PCs.
The UbiSlate 7 Cz ( Rs 5999) takes an internal 2G SIM or a 3G sim through a USB dongle. The UbiSlate 3G7 ( Rs 6999) has a slot for a 3G SIM .
Both models are 7 inch capacitive touch screen tablets, with 1GB RAM and 3 GB of storage, with microSD and Micro USB slots.
Said Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO DataWind: “We are delighted to find great strength in UniverCell as our retail partners and we view this association as a first significant step towards making our products available across the country. This relationship significantly expands our distribution by adding a significant player from the retail channel to support our tablet sales. Association with BSNL for bundled internet service to our customers is a major breakthrough. We’re happy to see that our partner in connectivity – BSNL, shares our aspiration of ubiquitous connectivity for all. With affordable technology and free internet, we are now one step closer in our quest of bridging the digital divide.”
Added Sathish Babu, Founder of UniverCell Telecommunications: “UniverCell is happy to partner with DataWind in making India, especially children, smarter. Backed by our expansive store network and value added services like easy payment options meant for the middle class, techspert service – where we provide post purchase set up support to the customer, we are confident of breaking all records and reaching new milestones Said R. K. Mishra, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Karnataka Circle:“We’re mandated with bringing the internet to the far reaches of this country. DataWind’s technology and UniverCell’s retail reach will help bring internet penetration to the next stage. We are pleased to partner with Datawind who have created the category of ‘low cost tablets’ in India. In fact it would be our endeavor to provide internet services uninterrupted to all the users.”