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According to an IDC report DataWind is leading the Indian tablet market with a 27.6 percent share. Pictured: The Datawind i3G7 tablet.Datawind Media Kit

Working on its mission to "to bring the internet to billions of unconnected people," Datawind has launched a new tablet, the i3G7. Priced at Rs. 5,999, the tablet has a 7" screen and for the first year, users have unlimited internet browsing access.

Datawind is shipping the tablet bundled with a Reliance SIM, which offers users 12 months of free internet. The tablet will also allow users to make and receive calls over cellular networks. It is supported by Datawind's intenet delivery platform, which delivers the fastest mobile web experience, Voicendata reports.

The technology reduces bandwidth consumption by 97 percent and it supported by over 18 U.S.-registered patents. The result is high-speed surfing with pages loading in a matter of seconds even on a 2G connection.

The 3G-enabled tablet has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card. On the camera front, the tablet leaves a lot to be desired as it only packs a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera. Running the programmes is an Intel-developed quad-core SoC (system on chip).

The 2800 mAh battery inside is rated to last up to 120 hours on standby and offers 4 hours of talktime. It has all the regular bells and whistles that smartphones and tablets feature these days, including GPS, a G-sensor and it even supports OTGs and external input devices like keyboards and mice.

Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of DataWind, said, "With this new product, we are offering Indian consumers a unique combination of superior technology and unmatched style. Like its predecessors, the tablet offers the right mix of features and on-the-go connectivity."

The unlimited browsing is via the Ubisurfer browser only, where users will first be required to get themselves registered. The unlimited browsing does not include audio or video streaming, but users can purchase top-up plans to do so, the Hans India reports.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop-running tablet is sold via gadgets360's online store and is currently carrying a price tag of Rs. 4,444.