We have had plenty of ‘tab’ suffixed tablets before, though it was left to telecom operator Vodafone Germany to launch the smartest of them all. At least that’s what the tablet’s name, Smart Tab, suggests. However, what makes the tablet’s launch more unusual is the fact that this might be the first time that a carrier has launched a tablet bearing its own name. In any case, there is no reason to believe the Smart Tab won’t have a fan base of its own if it can live up to perhaps what matters the most; performance and a solid overall package available at an attractive price. To be available in both the 7 and 10 inch size segments, the Smart Tab though does look promising. At least the spec sheets paint such a picture.
Vodafone has kept things simple with the two tablets in that both feature the same specifications. Both the Smart Tab 7 and 10 version is based on 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chips and would run the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Both the tablets will have a 1 GB RAM while on board storage amounts to 16 GB. The latter is again expandable further by way of SD card slots. Also, the two Smart Tabs will come integrated with a 5 megapixel camera at the rear and a 2 megapixel unit at the front. Display resolution for both tablets will be 1280 x 800 pixels.
The Smart Tab is 11.4mm thick and weighs 391 grams, though the corresponding figures for the bigger 10 inch tablet aren’t yet available. The two tablets are expected to be ready for launch towards November, though there is no information as yet as to what the tablets will cost.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email