Datawind Technologies has recently launched two new low-end Android ‘netbooks‘ in its Droid series called as DroidSurfer 10 and DroidSurfer 7 in India. The netbooks are priced at Rs. 7,999 and Rs. 5,999 respectively and will be available for purchase via all the offline platforms across the country. The company is also offering free unlimited internet browsing packs for one year on Reliance and Telenor prepaid connections. The unlimited Internet browsing does not include audio/video streaming and local downloads.
Speaking at the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO of Datawind Inc, said, “Our goal is to deliver The Internet, fast, free, anytime and everywhere. The DriodSurfer netbook devices provide the ultimate flexibility between work and play with good battery life.” He further added, “we want to make learning fun while at the same time want more and more people to join the digital age. Our focus on the introduction of ‘just-right’ featured devices at the most affordable prices is our way of contributing to the Digital India Vision.
Let’s talk about the netbooks in detail:
The Datawind DroidSurfer 10 features a 10.1-inch (1024×600 pixels) WSVGA display and comes powered by unspecified 1.2GHz dual-core processor clubbed with 1GB RAM. It comes with 0.3MP front-facing camera for video calling and also features a physical keyboard for easy typing. It comes with connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, HDMI port and microUSB 2.0 port with OTG functionality. It comes with 8GB of internal storage and also includes a microSD card slot for further expansion. The netbook powers a massive 6000mAh battery and runs on older Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
The DroidSurfer 7 comes with all the basic specifications and is the smaller variant of the DroidSurfer 10. The netbook flaunts 7-inch (800×400 pixels) WVGA display and like the DroidSurfer 10 also features a physical keyboard. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and features connectivity options like Wi-Fi, HDMI port and microUSB port with OTG support. It also comes powered by same 1.2GHz dual-core SoC paired with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and microSD card slot for further expansion. The device comes backed by a 4000mAh battery and sports a same 0.3MP front camera as seen on the DroidSurfer 10.
A quick recall, Datawind Technologies has recently launched an entry-level smartphone in its PocketSurfer series called as PocketSurfer 3G4Z in India. The device runs on older Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and also comes bundled with unlimited internet browsing for one year for Reliance and Telenor prepaid customers. Along with the PocketSurfer 3G4Z, the company also launched a basic smartphone dubbed as Datawind PocketSurfer 2G4X priced at Rs. 2,499.