Vodafone Germany unveils own brand Vodafone Smart Tab 7 and 10 tablets

We continue to mop up the IFA news with this interesting development from Vodafone Germany, which revealed two Vodafone-branded Android tablets at the IFA tech event this week – the Vodafone Smart Tab 7 and Smart Tab 10.

Both run Android 3.2 on a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, with 1280×800 displays, and from what we can work out using our fading GCSE German, there will be versions with 16 and 32GB of internal storage space. To help fulfill our “euro” remit for the month of September, here’s a snippet from the German announcement:

Auf beiden Tablets läuft das Betriebssystem Google Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). Der 1,2 Gigahertz schnelle Dual-Core Prozessor und der ein Gigabyte große Arbeitsspeicher sorgen für eine schnelle Leistung – auch bei anspruchsvollen Anwendungen. Der interne Speicher mit 16 Gigabyte bietet Platz für Fotos, Videos und Dokumente. Bei Bedarf kann die Speicherkapazität mit einer MicroSD-Karte auf 32 GB erweitert werden. Über die UMTS-Übertragungstechnik HSDPA werden Webseiten und Dateien über das leistungsstarke Vodafone-Netz mit bis zu 14,4 Mbit/s geladen. Die maximale Upload-Geschwindigkeit liegt bei 5,76 Mbit/s. Eine WLAN-Schnittstelle ist ebenfalls integriert

And if the German word for “November” is “November”, the two tablets will launch in Germany in… November. Here’s the Vodafone Smart Tab 10:

vodafone smart tab 10

And the question we always ask at this point is… Huawei or ZTE? Or who else makes 1.2GHZ Qualcomm Honeycomb tablets? We’ll ask the poor Vodafone UK man for a comment on the likelihood of the Smart Tabs launching in the UK.

UPDATE:
We’ve found an English press release. But it still only references a German launch for both tablets at the moment.

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.

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