updated 10:26 pm EST, Mon December 16, 2013
Datawind tablet aims to bridge 'digital divide' with lowest cost tablet
A provider of wireless web access products, Datawind, has announced the release of three new affordable Android tablets and 'phablets' -- the UbiSlate 7Ci, UbiSlate 7C+, and UbiSlate 3G7 -- starting at $38. The UbiSlate devices are powered by a Cortex A8 1GHz processor, theoretically of the same calibre as the original iPad from 2010. Containing 512MB of RAM (twice that of the original iPad), its 4GB flash storage can be supplemented up to 32GB through its microSD card slot.
In addition to Wi-Fi compatibility, the UbiSlate 7Ci tablet supports external 3G for mobile broadband data connectivity, while the UBiSlate 7C+ has an embedded quad-band GSM-EDGE modem and the UbiSlate 3G7 incorporates a 3G modem. The UbiSlate 7Ci is priced at $38, the UbiSlate 7C+ costs $100 (including one year of basic browsing), and the UbiSlate 3G7 is $150 (with one year of basic browsing). The tablets are available for purchase online from Ubislate.us.
RadioShack offering $100 gift card upon purchase of iPad mini
RadioShack has announced its latest promotion for the non-Retina iPad mini (Wi-Fi only, 16GB). For a limited time, customers purchasing that model of iPad mini from RadioShack locations will receive a $100 gift card. The iPad mini promotion will be available throughout the holiday season.
Customers can also receive up to $350 towards their purchase of an iPad mini when trading in an approved, used iPad through RadioShack's Trade and Save program. The iPad to be traded in must be in full- functioning condition, and cannot be pin locked or exhibit any signs of liquid damage.