DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli says tablet will be available online this summer

Telecom Lead India: DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli says the company hopes to sell more tablets in the country as the tablet maker will be present through online this summer.

According to Cyber Media Research’s India Quarterly Tablet Market report for Q1 2013, DataWind has a total market share of 15.3 percent and it is the number one tablet maker in India.

At present, DataWind tablets are primarily currently sold through its call-center. Its website UbiSlate.com and other ecommerce partners intend to start establishing a retail presence this summer.

READ tablet market share in Q1 2013

With a share of 15.3 percent in Indian tablet market, DataWind is well ahead of Micromax (12.3 percent) and Apple (11.7 percent) in the first quarter of 2013.

Interestingly, DataWind’s supply of 100,000 Aakash2 devices to IIT-Bombay are not included in CMR’s Tablet Market Report. CMR considers the volume of commercially sold product for the calculation.

“The enormous demand for our products helps validate our focus on affordability and connectivity. Unlike many in this industry that are focused on providing media tablets to the elite, our focus is to enable Indians with their first computer at an affordable price,” said DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli.

The company’s UbiSlate 7C+ is the world’s lowest cost phablet at Rs 4,999 inclusive of all duties and taxes in the Indian market.

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