Telstra 4G Tablet Unveiled: 10.1-Inch, Ice Cream Sandwich, And Yep, 4G

Well look what Telstra just kicked out the door: a self-branded, 10.1-inch, 4G Android tablet that hits stores tomorrow. The $480 device runs Ice Cream Sandwich and is aimed at first-time tablet buyers like good old 'tech-minded Australian families.'

The 10.1-inch touchscreen has a 1280x800 resolution, which, by my calculations, gives it around 149.45 pixels per inch (PPI). That’s better than the (non-Retina) iPad 2 if that matters to you. Everything is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and the 6900 mAh battery is rated for video playback of around 9 hours.

However, we'll be very interested to see how the battery fares with heavy 4G use. As for speed and coverage: until we get some hands-on time, we can only look to our tests of Telstra's only other 4G tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G. And as always, we recommend scanning over Telstra’s 4G coverage area map.

Other key specs on the Telstra 4G Tablet include 16GB of internal storage dual cameras: 2-megapixel for front side video chat, and 5-megapixel back camera if taking pictures with a big tablet is your cup of tea. Weight comes in at 670 grams.

Customers can purchase the Telstra 4G Tablet outright for $480 and team it with Telstra’s Pre-Paid Data+ Cap offer, which allows top up data as needed. A range of recharge options are available at [Telstra]

Stay tuned for a hands-on review in the days to come…

  Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G Telstra Tab 4G
Price $720 outright $480 outright
Android 3.2 4.0
Screen 8.9" 10.1"
Weight 470 grams 670 grams
Resolution 1280 by 800 1280 by 800
Processor 1GHz dual-core 1.5GHz dual core
Memory 16GB 16GB
Front camera 2MP 2MP
Rear camera 3MP 5MP

Comments

    lol - tablet is a "beast"

    i write the same comment as today's first comment on the Nexus 10 video article, and it gets deemed inappropriate. it's great that there are lots of tablets being released. don't get me wrong.

    this tablet looks awesome!! Now only if I could get some decent 4G at home

    But what is it under the hood?

    First time tablet owners beware. Do not use a tablet to take photos or video as seen above, especially when people can see you, you'll look like a right t@%t.

    Actually seems okay, I've been wary of Telstra branded hardware since the T-Box though.

      not wrong...

    Hmm...for a few extra dollars I can get Microsoft Surface. Don't care about wireless internet...overpriced anyway ;)

    Hmm, a reasonably price Tablet from Telstra - I'm guessing there are some real bad shortcuts under the hood, starting with the low res display and I am guessing that dual core display is neither a Samsung or nvidia soc. Telstra better start pupping these babies out before the Nexus 10 blows it out of the water

    For the record, it is another ZTE-manufactured Telstra device, specifically the V96A. http://www.zte.com.au/telstra/V96A.htm

    It has an S4 processor so it's definitely not slow

    It has a shitty processor .. 1.5GHz dual core Krait, 630MB RAM, Adreno 225 GPU what a suprize, a $200 tablet for only $480 .. that's Telstra!

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