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Datawind Not Blowing Smoke: $38 Tablet Coming To the US 210

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BigVig209 writes "In a follow-up to a story we discussed in May, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that London-based Datawind it will begin selling its $38 UbiSlate tablet computer in the U.S. early next year. 'The $38 7-inch touchscreen UbiSlate 7Ci tablet runs on Google's Android 4.0 and features a 1-gigahertz, single-core processor. It has 4 gigabytes of storage with microSD card slots for additional storage. The 7-inch display offers a resolution of 800x480 pixels.' The specs aren't the greatest, fastest, or most powerful, but, for under $50, they're still pretty decent."
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Datawind Not Blowing Smoke: $38 Tablet Coming To the US

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  • classroom tools (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Moheeheeko (1682914) on Tuesday December 17, 2013 @03:18PM (#45717401)
    With those being cheaper than most textbooks, I think we can see more e-textbooks being popular in the future.
  • Always late (Score:5, Interesting)

    by evilviper (135110) on Tuesday December 17, 2013 @03:25PM (#45717491) Journal

    Datawind is always late to the party. They make big annoucements about incredibly inexpensive items years in the future to generate interest. Then by the time they're actually selling something, everyone else has passed them by. Even now, you can pickup a tablet with similar specs from walmart for $50. By the time we see any DW tablets on the shelves, several companies will be selling $40 tablets, or better.

  • Re:classroom tools (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 17, 2013 @04:18PM (#45718063)

    The last 'ebook' I bought was for an astrophysics class. A mandatory $190 license to access a textbook online for three months. By Pearson of course. No one should be pleased with how things are going.

  • Re:classroom tools (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ShanghaiBill (739463) on Tuesday December 17, 2013 @08:11PM (#45720761)

    So everyone who doesn't donate hundreds of hours of work for free is selfish?

    In my opinion, yes. Everyone should make time in their life to improve the world in some way.

    Just out of curiosity, what do YOU donate?

    1. I spend several hours a week teaching Scratch [mit.edu] programming to 3rd-6th graders.
    2. I volunteer as a math tutor at my son's elementary school for two hours per week.
    3. I am a member of the "Ten Gallon Club" at the Red Cross blood center (80 one pint donations).
    4. I have written several free educational apps for iPads and Android Tablets, and plan to write many more.
    5. My wife and I funded a scholarship for two Naxi [wikipedia.org] girls to attend a university.

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