Vodafone Smart Tab II touches down

Vodafone Smart Tab II touches downAsk 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.

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elkay  Nov. 17, 2012 at 13:21

Not fair comparison to non-3g Nexus at £159 - compare to 3g at £239!

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 13:31

£5 for 250mb hahahaha
And taking out the p&go price, £359 for 2gb/m for 2yrs. c£15/m still ouch

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 13:37

Not fair comparison to non-3g Nexus at £159 - compare to 3g at £239!

Yeah that is a point but 1ghz processor, 4gb on board, (possibly most important is) worse screen, ics (with jb 4.1 when nexus gets Liquorice most likely)

elkay  Nov. 17, 2012 at 13:46

Not fair comparison to non-3g Nexus at £159 - compare to 3g at £239!

Yeah that is a point but 1ghz processor, 4gb on board, (possibly most important is) worse screen, ics (with jb 4.1 when nexus gets Liquorice most likely)


So, point us at a 3g tablet at a similar price that beats? I would like at 3g tablet at around this price, but they are a bit scarce on the ground....

Stelph  Nov. 17, 2012 at 13:59

Not a bad price for a 3G tablet tbh, by far the best option is still to get a nexus 7 3G and sort out a contract but for someone wanting to spread the payments out a £30 tablet with £20 a month is quite a good option

Pondlife  Nov. 17, 2012 at 14:48

So, point us at a 3g tablet at a similar price that beats? I would like at 3g tablet at around this price, but they are a bit scarce on the ground....

Well if you have to have one at this price (3g still seems like a good way to throw more money at networks to me) then settle for the fact that it'll be a bit crappy

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