DataWind Inc.

DataWind Inc.

June 30, 2015 16:30 ET

DataWind Smartphones and Tablets Now Come Standard With One Year of Unlimited Internet Browsing Access

Limited Time 'UbiSlate 7C+x' Combination Offer Includes UbiSlate 7C Tablet and Keyboard

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - DataWind (TSX:DW), a leading provider of low cost internet connectivity and wireless web access products, today announced that the company will now provide free unlimited internet browsing for one year on all its tablet and smartphone devices. Free internet browsing will be made available on the Reliance Communications GSM network to all new customers for one year.

To celebrate the launch of free internet browsing across its entire product line, DataWind is currently offering a special offer called the 'UbiSlate 7C+x' which is comprised of the UbiSlate 7C+, a dual sim 7 inch Android tablet and a microUSB powered keyboard with affordably priced at Rs 4,999.

"Due to the overwhelming response and positive feedback from the recent launch of our PocketSurfer smartphone, which comes bundled with one year of free unlimited internet access, we will now launch this capability on all of our devices," commented Suneet Singh Tuli, president and CEO of DataWind. "Our patented technology allows us to provide low cost internet access to millions of people who are unable to afford it with current products."

With access to billions of web pages, at no cost, users can take advantage of content for both education and entertainment. The web is the most powerful tool for commerce, allowing users to make travel bookings, participate in ecommerce and promote their own businesses and conduct transactions. Even endless forms of communications can be conducted on the free access delivered by DataWind, including access to E-mail and social networking sites. All DataWind internet connectivity products will now come bundled with the infinite power of the internet, at no additional cost to the user.

Covered by 18 U.S. and international patents, DataWind's web delivery platform delivers a fast and affordable route to internet over 2.5G and 3G networks. DataWind's back-end cloud servers compress and accelerate the delivery of web content by factors of 10x to 30x to render a fast and rich desktop-like web experience even on traditional GPRS/EDGE 2.5G mobile networks. Utilizing this technology, a year of unlimited access on the UbiSurfer browser is now going to be bundled in with all DataWind low cost internet connectivity devices and delivered using the Reliance Communications GSM network for free. The free-access does not include audio/video streaming or local-downloads, which can alternatively be accessed by upgrading access plans.

About DataWind:

DataWind is a leader in low-cost Internet connectivity for emerging markets. DataWind's mission is to bring the Internet, which has the ability to create tremendous social and economic benefits, to billions of unconnected people in the developing world. The Company's Internet Delivery Platform offers a low-cost Internet browsing solution by bundling an affordable tablet device with an inexpensive, pre-paid, 2G Internet service plan. DataWind has been named to MIT Technology Review's 2014 annual list of 50 Smartest Companies of the world's most innovative technology companies and has received acknowledgement at several prestigious fora including Mobile World Congress, UKTI Annual Awards for Most Innovative companies, CTIA Wireless Show, Forbes Impact 15 List to name a few.

DataWind has offices in London, UK; Montreal and Mississauga, Canada, Amritsar and New Delhi, India.

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