The price in the UK for the Vodafone Smart Tab II which appeared back at the IFA 2012 is now out and the carrier is offering the device at a budget-friendly cost. The slate being spoken of is the 7-inch version that runs on the Ice Cream Sandwich platform.
At 11.5mm thick, the tablet is said to be an ideal travel companion. Being high on portability, users will be able to carry their data whilst on the move. It comes with cellular support and it even enables messaging over the Vodafone network. Through a 3G connection users will be able to watch videos, stream music and download apps via the Google Play store. And there’s also Wi-Fi for a full internet experience. The device is dressed in a gun grey shade and it is manufactured by Lenovo. A 7-inch WSVGA 1024 x 600p touchscreen enables navigation through the Android 4.0 platform, while 1GB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC flash storage cater to memory needs.
The slate features dual cameras, a 2MP one on the rear and a 0.3MP snapper on the front. Powering it up is a 3550mAh battery. The Smart Tab II is the successor to the Smart Tab series which arrived in 7- and 10-inch versions hoarding a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon S3 processor, 16GB of integrated storage, 3G support and Android honeycomb. The latest iteration in this series is also available in a 10-inch option with a multi-core Qualcomm SOC. However, it is yet to make its debut in the UK.
The 7-inch Lenovo-made Smart Tab II is available for purchase in the UK through Vodafone on a contract or pre-paid basis. With the pay monthly plan, potential buyers will have to shell out £29 for the slate plus a £20 charge for a period of 24 months. This tariff provides 2GB of data after which each GB of usage will cost users £15. There’s also 1GB of free Wi-Fi. The device’s cost on pay as you go amounts to £150. Here, owners will receive 500MB of free data for 60 days and an additional 250MB can be topped up for £5 which is valid for a month.
Quick overview of specifications:
- Platform: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
- Processor: MediaTek MTK 6575 1GHz
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, GPS/AGPS
- Network support: Tri band GSM 900, 1800 and 1900MHz; Dual band HSPA 900 and 2100MHz
- Dimensions: 192mm x 122mm x 11.5mm
- Weight: 400 grams