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February 20, 2012

Datawind release new versions of PocketSurfer

Both PocketSurfer3 and PocketSurfer3 Lite incorporate a Linux operating system

By CBR Staff Writer

UK-based tablet maker Datawind launched the latest versions of its web browsing devices in PocketSurfer3 and PocketSurfer3 Lite.

Both the devices incorporate a Linux operating system, in an attempt to provide users all the basic functionality of a simple computer, including word processing, spreadsheets and scheduling.

The PocketSurfer3 and the PocketSurfer3 Lite, priced at £199.99 and at £159.99, respectively, will be available in early August.

The new devices will also offer users an extra ten hours a month free surfing in the UK (now 30 in total) and low cost roaming in Europe at 5p per minute.

Datawind CEO Suneet S. Tuli said there is a still strong consumer demand for a device that is truly portable, delivers the real web into the palm of your hand, is free for the average user and doesn’t tie consumers into monthly contracts or fees.

The PocketSurfer allows users to browse the web in its original HTML layout, with graphics, Java support and other complex web functionality on a full colour, five-inch 640 x 240 TFT screen, while the PocketSurfer3 also has a touchpad mouse pointer that improves navigability around the screen, said the company.

Unlimited internet usage costs £5.99 a month and unlimited usage for the lifetime of the product is a one off payment of £59.99, the company added.

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