Would you buy an Android tablet while you’re picking up the milk and bread? Aldi may shortly be selling Medion Android tablets and phones.
If you’ve ever stopped to look at the computers that Aldi sells in its stores, you would have noted that they’re all branded as Medion computers. Pocketlint reports on Medion showing off an Android tablet and smartphone at IFA 2011. Pockelint weren’t allowed to take photos of the booth (which is a little odd in itself; surely the point of showing off gadgets at IFA is to show off gadgets), although there is also a teaser trailer that shows the exact same product. Odd.
The Medion Lifetab P9514 Android tablet specifications seem reasonable, with a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 32GB storage, HDMI, USB and quad-band 3G on offer under Honeycomb 3.2. Specifications on the phone are a little more thin; all that’s stated is that it’s a 4.3-inch Gingerbread phone. No word yet on pricing or for that matter whether we’ll see it locally or not, but if it’s like anything else Aldi, expect it to turn up in catalogues and stores for a very limited time only. Meanwhile, if you fancy checking out some Medion gear, Lifehacker has an Aldi competition running right now. [PocketLint via Phandroid]