While every hardware manufacturer out there is trying to make a name for themselves in the Android tablet game, Vodafone decided they wanted their own branded tablets. Today at IFA in Berlin, Vodafone Germany announced the Smart Tab 7 and Smart Tab 10 tablets.
Most likely manufactured by either ZTE or Huawei, both tablets will be powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor with 1GB of RAM and running Android 3.2 when they ship. Wireless connectivity will run on Vodafone’s HSPA network with max speeds at 14.4 mbps down and 5.76 mbps up and WiFi connectivity is standard as well. 16GB of internal storage can be expanded to 32GB with a micro SD card. Both tablets feature 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. And here’s the interesting part, both feature the same 1280 x 800 resolution, which means the 7 inch version will have a much higher pixel density, thus a much more brilliant display.
The Smart Tab 7 and Smart Tab 10 are scheduled to go on sale in Germany this November. Pricing has yet to be announced, and there’s no word if they will be on sale outside of Germany at a later time.
Full Press Release:
Vodafone’s first tablets premiere at the IFA show Berlin
Two tablets with 7 and 10 inch displays to be launched in autumn
Düsseldorf/Berlin, 1 September 2011. Vodafone Germany is launching two Vodafone-branded tablets at the 2011 IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin. The Vodafone Smart Tab will be available in a 7 and 10 inch version. The device will be rolled out in the autumn.
Both tablets come with Google Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) installed. A Qualcomm 1.2 GHz dual-core processor offering 1 GB of RAM guarantees all-round fast performance. 16 GB internal memory provides plenty of space to store photos, videos and documents, and it can be expanded to 32 GB with a MicroSD card.
Vodafone Germany’s HSDPA turbo mobile broadband service can download websites and data via the efficient Vodafone network at rates of up to 14.4 mbps, with a maximum upload speed of 5.76 mbps. The tablets also have an integrated WLAN interface.
The Vodafone Smart Tab 7 weighs 391 grams, is 11.4 millimetres slim and fits in almost any jacket pocket. The Vodafone Smart Tab 10’s 10 inch display provides even more space for multimedia applications. Both tablets are additionally equipped with 5 megapixel cameras on the back and 2 megapixel cameras on the front. Their displays both have 1280 x 800 pixel resolutions. The Vodafone Smart Tabs are scheduled to go on sale at retail outlets in Germany at the end of November. Pricing will be announced closer to the time.