July 12, 2014 12:18 PM ET

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Company Overview of Datawind Ltd.

Company Overview

Datawind Ltd. develops wireless Web access products. The company specializes in providing technologies to solve the bandwidth limitations of cellular networks by accelerating content delivery. It offers UbiSurfer, a device that is connected to tablets and netbooks to deliver free Internet access. The company sells its products through stores and cellular distributors. Datawind Ltd. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in London, United Kingdom with an additional office in Montreal, Canada. Datawind Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Datawind UK Plc.

Unit 1, Chase Center

8, Chase Road

London,  NW10 6QD

United Kingdom

Founded in 2006

Phone:

44 84 4999 0990

Fax:

44 20 7636 1218

Key Executives for Datawind Ltd.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 45
Co-Founder
Chief Operating Officer
Advisor
Age: 73
Advisor
Age: 62
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Datawind Ltd. Key Developments

Datawind Ltd. Launches UbiSlate Tablets in UK

Datawind Ltd. has launched the UbiSlate range of tablets in the UK. The entry-level 7ci model costs GBP 30 and offers a 7-in TFT capacitive display, 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of flash storage and forward-facing VGA camera. The 7C+ model costs GBP 69.99 and adds EDGE 2G connectivity, with the 3G7 costing GBP 129 and offers 3G connectivity. The base models run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with both cellular-enabled models coming with 12 months of free basic browsing.

Datawind Launches 3 New Tablets

Datawind Ltd. has launched three new products — UbiSlate 7Cx, 9Ci and 3G7 -- priced at INR 3,999, INR 4,999 and INR 6,999, respectively, with SIM slots for Internet connectivity. The UbiSlate 3G7 is its first product operating on a 3G network, he said, adding that the 9Ci is also one of the firsts in 9-inch tablet from traditional 7-inch tablets that it makes. The new products will come preloaded with a range of applications such as E-Book app for Class 1 to 12 containing syllabus of National Council of Educational Research and Training in English, Hindi and Urdu medium, English learning tools, Bollywood music and movies, and MapMyIndia’s navigation.

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