Vodafone U.K. has announced a new Android-powered tablet that’s sure to please the budget-conscious this Christmas. It’s called the Smart Tab II, and it offers a 7-inch display with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. If you’re happy to sign up to a new 24-month contract, you can get it for just £29 (approx. $46).
The plan costs £20 (approx. $32) per month, and gives you 2GB of 3G data, and 1GB of Wi-Fi at Vodafone hotspots. Go over that allowance, however, and you’ll be charged £15 (approx. $24) for every 1GB. If you’d prefer a pay-as-you-go plan that doesn’t tie you down for two years, Vodafone’s offering one of those, too. But as you’d expect, it makes the Smart Tab II considerably more expensive at £149 (approx. $236).
The Smart Tab II runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It has 4GB of internal storage, plus a microSD card slot that’ll accept up to 32GB. Its 7-inch display offers a 1024 × 600 pixel resolution, and it measures just 11.5mm thick. It also boasts a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
That’s significantly more expensive than the Nexus 7 with 3G, but if you’re happy to stick to Wi-Fi, Google’s tablet offers more in terms of specifications for the same price. It has a better display, a faster processor, more storage, and more RAM.
What do you think to Vodafone’s new Smart Tab II?