T-Mobile …UK…has announced a new Android tablet that it claims will be the centre of connected family life. A 15-inch tablet, it’s powered by the Vega device released by Innovative Converged Devices, and is apparently designed to sit in the kitchen, providing a central unit for the family to use.
It will come equipped with a T-Mobile SIM and Wi-Fi for connectivity, and features voice and video calling ability for hands free communication. A full web browser is also included on the Android system, which comes with core applications installed but doesn’t have access to Android Market, which T-Mobile says is due to other applications being tailored for smaller screens.
T-Mobile says it has developed this device having spoken to over 1,000 families in the past 18 months, and believes this device is something homes are looking for to connect each other.
This isn’t just another Android device for the sake of doing something that isn’t a PC or a tablet to take advantage of the hype about whatever Apple might or might not launch; while it’s got a web browser and it will play YouTube videos and work with BBC iPlayer, the main application is a shared family calendar for getting everyone organized.
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