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Datawind partners Yahoo for its services on tablet UbiSlate7+
Datawind partners Yahoo for its services on tablet UbiSlate7+
By: iMedia News Bureau

Datawind has joined hands with Yahoo! India, to enable its services on its soon to be launched tablet Ubislate7+. As a result of this partnership, the tablet will come preloaded with Yahoo! Cricket as the exclusive cricket application along with the popular Yahoo! Mail app. The Yahoo! India Homepage will be the default browser landing page for Ubislate7+.

Just two days back, Datawind has partnered with Get Jar app store to pre-install the GetJar app store on all Datawind Ubislate tablets. GetJar's app store offers customers access to over 350,000 free applications, many of which users would have to pay for in other app stores.

These partnerships are coming from Datawind right after it announced the launch of upgraded version of the much touted low cost Ubislate Tablets on April 26, around three months behind schedule.

Ubislate 7+ is an Android based tablet device offering anytime and anywhere internet access via GPRS and WiFi. Priced at an MRP of Rs. 2999, the tablet is the only Android device in the Indian market to offer DataWind’s patented UbiSurfer browser. Datawind will also enable data plans for less than Rs.100 for anytime anywhere internet access bringing in a new segment of users who have been left out of the internet age.

Commenting on the partnership, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, DataWind said, “Yahoo! is a leading global digital media brand with market-leading content and communication services. Through this partnership we look forward to facilitating the use of Yahoo’s popular online content by people who have not been touched by the Internet revolution so far.”

Datawind had started taking paid bookings for its Tablets from last week of January and those customers will be on priority delivery list as the company cannot immediately meet the demand of all the pre-orders

Arun Tadanki, Managing Director, India & Southeast Asia, Yahoo! said, “The launch of Ubislate7+ will see a new wave of new-to-net users, using Internet for the very first time. Through this partnership, we will have the opportunity to bring Yahoo!’s premium content & communication experience to new internet users in a simple and intuitive way.”