1&1 releasing the SmartPad Android tablet to Germany in July
Germany sure is getting its fair share of tablet releases. The Neofonie
WePad WeTab will soon begin accepting preorders and now das Deutsch appear to be getting another tablet this July in the 1&1 SmartPad Android tablet.
The 1&1 SmartPad runs off an ARM11 500MHz processor with 256MB of RAM and 1GB or storage. It runs Android 1.6 for the time being, but like every other up-and-coming Android tablet they promise to upgrade to 2.2 by September. Of course there’s no Google Android app marketplace connected with it, but 1&1 will be supplying their own market with about 100 apps in it. The SmartPad has a 7-inch touchscreen, 802.11g/b/n WiFi, SD card slot and an optional 3G connection through USB dongle. Expect the usual range of pre-installed apps like an eBook reader, photo viewer, social media, music player and weather. 1&1 will also be selling docking station with the SmartPad.
As a neat marketing ploy 1&1 will be giving the tablet to new broadband subscribers, but will charge existing customers for the privileged of owning one. Nicht gut for those already signed up with 1&1. Pricing is expected to be released soon.