DataWind ships first 80,000 tablet and smartphone units from Amritsar facility

DataWind ships first 80,000 tablet and smartphone units from Amritsar facility

DataWind, the company behind some highly affordable mobile devices, has announced that it has shipped the first 80,000 tablet and smartphone units from its new assembly facility in Amritsar to support the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. The Amritsar facility was launched by the Canadian company last month to assemble new mobile devices.

On announcing the new achievement, Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind, said:

“By producing state-of-the-art and most affordable devices in India, we not only wish to supply products that would make Indians proud, but boost Skills India by generating highly skilled employment locally. The economics of this move to India are also supported by the growing demand for our products– all of which come bundled with one year of pre-paid Internet access in India on the Reliance network. By providing the most affordable internet access solution in the country, we expect to take the Digital India initiative to the next stage by insuring every citizen has access to education, commerce and government services.”

Montreal-based DataWind established India’s first manufacturing facility for touch panels in 2013, and is set to expand its dominant position in the Indian tablet market with assembling new devices through the new Amritsar facility.

The company has its patented technology that provides users the wireless delivery of a basic internet experience across existing network infrastructure.

Earlier this year, DataWind announced its partnership with Reliance Communications to offer free one-year internet access on its new smartphones. The smartphone range comes with a starting price of Rs. 1,999 and runs on Android operating system.

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