Mobile network operators Orange are to deliver their own branded Android tablet in the form of the Orange Tahiti.
Basically a re-branded Huawei MediaPad, it’s a 7 inch Honeycomb device running off a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8260 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 512MB of RAM.
The Tahiti measures up at 124 x 190 x 10.5mm with a weight of 390g, and also includes 3G+ connectivity, Wi-Fi, AGPS, Bluetooth, a 5MP cmera, micro HDMI out, 8GB of internal storage and the ability to expand up by up to 32GB with microSD cards.
Heavily subsidised, it’ll hit the UK at a cost of just £69.99, but with a £25 a month, 24 month data plan attached for a grand total of £699.99. That data plan offers 1GB of anytime data, and an extra gigabyte of late-night data between the hours of midnight and 4am.
Alternatively, the tablet will be available as part of a “connected” plan that adds a smartphone into the mix. For instance, you can throw in an Orange San Francisco handset into the deal detailed above for £41 a month (for a grand total of £984 across the two-year period), which also bags you 2GB of anytime data and unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot access. If the San Francisco isn’t your cup of tea, other handset alternatives include the Nokia C3-01 or HTC Wildfire S for a little extra dough.