UK-based carrier Orange and Chinese handset maker Huawei have a long-term partnership that aims to bring more Huawei handset to UK consumers. Although Orange added the San Francisco II Android phone to its portfolio a few weeks ago, the operator is now going official with yet another Huawei device, the MediaPad slate.
However, the tablet has been rebranded and is now available in the UK as Orange Tahiti. The carrier offers the 7-inch slate for £69.99 (110 USD or 85 EUR) on a £25 (40 USD or 30 EUR) per month, 24-month data plan, which nets subscribers 1GB of anytime data, 1GB of quiet time data and unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot access monthly.
Furthermore, customers who want to grab it for free can do so as part of a Connected 24-month plan with the San Francisco II mobile phone from only £41 per month.
This plan offers subscribers 2GB anytime data allowance and unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot access, along with 200 anytime call minutes and unlimited texts.
The first Orange-branded tablet launched by the carrier, the Tahiti comes with a 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution and 262k colors support.
The slate is equipped with a more than decent 1.2 Ghz dual core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor and packs 8GB of ROM, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Orange Tahiti is powered by Google’s Android 3.2 Honeycomb platform, but a future Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade won’t come as a surprise.
Other highlights of the Tahiti include: dual cameras (5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, as well as HDMI port.
“We’re pleased to be expanding our portfolio of own-brand devices into tablets for the first time. The Tahiti is a stylish, lightweight device with a great quality screen, which we believe really does offer great value innovation and will help customers to get the most out of their multimedia content whilst on the go,” said Paul Jevons, director of Products and Devices, Everything Everywhere.