DataWind Launches UbiSurfer Ultra-portable Mobile Internet NetBook With (Free) Mobile Internet Access

DataWind has launched in India UbiServer Mobile Internet Ultra-Portable NetBook that features a 7-inch display, integrated SIM card and mobile modem and comes bundled with 30 hours per month of free internet access across India for first year powered by Tata CDMA 1x network.


DataWind UbiSurfer offers DataWind’s revolutionary free-usage model wherein a user is offered 30 hours per month of free GPRS based internet access for the first full year that is useable across India. Users can also avail unlimited internet access that is available for only Rs 99 per month and each subsequent year of usage is only Rs.999. The internet access is powered by Tata Teleservices’ CDMA network with all India access.

The UbiSurfer ultra-portable mobile internet device comes with a WiFi browser for use at WiFi hot-spots, and DataWind’s UbiSurfer browser for mobile use anywhere where cellular phone signal is available. The UbiSurfer browser delivers an exceptional desktop web-experience, maintaining its original HTML layout, full graphics and complete functionality supporting Java, Javascript, Active-X controls, and Frames. The UbiSurfer browser, though, does not support audio & video streaming while WiFi browse does supports that.

The DataWind UbiSurfer with a year of 30 hours per month free-mobile internet is priced at only Rs.7,999 and is powered by either Linux or Windows CE 6.0 operating system and comes preloaded with Softmaker Office application suite for productivity solutions enabling users to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the device.

With Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 real-time operating system, the new DataWind UbiSurfer boots-up in ten seconds and it provides familiar experience of Windows on a PC environment. Windows CE is a pre-emptive real-time operating system developed by Microsoft for minimalistic ultra-portable devices and embedded systems that have minimal storage and RAM that is supported on several processors including Intel x86 family, MIPS, ARM and Hitachi SuperH.

The UbiSurfer mobile internet access device is powered by ARM based processor (generally found in mobile phones) and it comes equipped with 7-inch WVGA 800 x 480 pixels resolution display and features only 128-MB internal RAM, 1-GB flash memory for storage and comes with 50-GB of online cloud storage option.

Weighing only 700 gms, the UbiSurfer measures 22.2 cm long, 16.5 cm wide and is only 2.92 cm thick and includes 80-keys keyboard and trackpad with two buttons.

The UbiSurfer comes equipped with WiFi 802.11b/g Wireless LAN and integrated SIM card slot with Embedded Cellular Model powered by Tata’s Photon CDMA 1x  network connection and includes 10BaseT Ethernet interface. In addition it also features push-push SD card slot for expandable storage, two USB ports, integrated dual speaker system and microphone-in jack and stereo sound earphone jack.

The DataWind UbiSurfer is available with Linux or Microsoft Windoes CE 6.0 operating system and includesDatawind Web Browser as primary application supplemented with standard applications like Calendar, Media Player,Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, PDF Viewer, Email client, Paint, and several Games.

With the SoftMaker Office Suite, the UbiSurfer offers the full feature set of a modern desktop-league office suite. SoftMaker Office lets customers open, edit, and save Microsoft Office 2003 Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files, directly and without conversion, retaining all the formatting, functions, and contents of the original Office files.

The UniSurfer employs a patented data compression / acceleration technology to delivers ultra-fast internet access even over slow network connections helping conserve the free-usage quota. When user request a page using UbiSurfer, the device using DataWind’s servers, quickly retrieve that page, lay it out, compress it and then deliver it to users device. This means that the UbiSurfer works just fine over the ubiquitous GPRS mobile data network, a technology that most other mobile devices struggle to use because of the web’s increasing requirement for greater and greater bandwidth.

Powered by Li-Po battery that allows upto 3 hours of backup, the DataWind UbiSurfer mobile internet netbook is available for Rs. 7,999 with 30 days per month of free internet access with Tata Photon CDMA 1x network for full first year. Visit for more details.

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