In my old post Akash Tablet Vs IPad 2 Vs Galaxy Tab Vs Reliance 3G Tab I have provided review on Akash tablet vs other branded Tabs.
First version of Akash tablet was having lot of cons like
- Resistive touch screen display which is not quite appealing.
- It hangs many times – IIT students start calling it calculator !!!!
- This tablet is not having 3G connectivity.
- There is no provision to make phone calls. That means GPRS can’t be connected to it.
- Battery life of this tablet is given as three hours.
Due to these cons Datawind is going to launch a new version of Akash called akash tab 2 Ubislate 7. Datawind is about to release a new improved version of Aakash tablet in the month of January 2012. So, those who want to purchase this tablet in the open market i.e. without subsidy price can for Ubislate 7 tablet to get improved features with less price difference.
Here’s the full list of features and specifications of ubislate 7
- Microprocessor – Cortex A8 – 700 Mhz vs ( 366 MHz )
- Android OS 2.3 (gingerbread) vs Android 2.2
- Connectivity – GPRS and WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/ g c ) vs 3G & Wi-Fi
- Memory – 256 MB RAM, 2GB internal (on board) storage.
- Single standard USB 2.0 ports
- External storage : Up to 32GB memory card.
- Audio in/out : 3.5mm jack
- Display Size and type : 7 inch resistive touch screen.
- Display resolution : 800×480 pixels
- Battery : 3200 mAh – 3 hours
- Stock – Games, Full Office suite, Educational software
- The added GPRS connectivity feature enables you to insert sim cards on your tab and use it as a mobile phone. This extension makes it easier to get connect without using usb 3G dongles. In the other hand, GPRS is very slow and the browsing experience without WiFi will be poor.
- Since the microprocessor is Cortex A8, It’ll surely support Adobe flash player which ensures high quality and fully functional internet browsing.
- The HD video Co-processor enables you to steam/play full HD 1080p videos. You can store much movies in external memory which can be expanded up to 32GB.
- The USB port enables you to connect ordinary pendrives or memory cards so that you can use it much like a PC or laptop.
- Its more like an android phone. You can receive or make calls, access over 150000 apps in the android market.
- You can connect extra USB keyboard makes typing easier.
- Car charger
- Keyboard case