Ask anyone here what their favourite tablet of all time is, and there’s a good chance they’re gonna say the Vodafone Smart Tab, launched at IFA 2011 back in – you guessed it – 2011.
Well, hold on to your horses, boys, as Big Red has only gone and launched a little something called the Vodafone Smart Tab II. Oh baby.
Let’s talk Vodafone Smart Tab II specs first. It’s built by Lenovo, and features a “crystal-clear” 7in display (1024 x 600), 1GHz processor, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front shooter, and 4GB internal storage (augmentable via microSD).
As for operating system duties, they’re assigned to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4).
Two options for the Vodafone Smart Tab II, firstly a £20 24-month contract with an up front cost of £29 (£509 total). That includes a monthly data allowance of 2GB, with each additional 1GB costing £15.
There’s also a monthly “UK Wi-Fi” allowance of 1GB. The Vodafone Smart Tab II page doesn’t specify, but we suspect that’s with BT OpenZone.
Alternatively, you can grab the Vodafone Smart Tab II for £150 on PAYG. That includes an initial allowance of 500MB for 60 days, with additional £5 top-ups netting you 250MB data for 30 days.
Did no one tell Vodafone the 16GB Nexus 7 is £159? To be fair, the Vodafone Smart Tab II offering is largely focused around data, but still. Bloomin’ ‘eck.