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Telstra launches T-Touch Tab

Posted on 27-Oct-2010 16:27 | Filed under: News


Telstra launches T-Touch Tab
The latest tablet technology is now accessible to everyday Australians, with Telstra launching what it says is the most affordable wireless tablet from an Australian telco.

The Telstra T-Touch Tab, priced at AU$299, is a light-weight tablet that combines mobile internet, online content, entertainment and phone-calling as well as access to apps from the Android Market.

Telstra Executive Director Consumer, Ms Rebekah O�Flaherty, said the T-Touch Tab featured a 7� touch screen which delivered great online entertainment, while being more compact than a laptop.

�T-Touch Tab� will suit Australians� appetite for quick and affordable access to information, useful apps and digital media wherever they may be,� Ms O�Flaherty said.

�Created with Australian families in mind, the T-Touch Tab can be enjoyed individually or shared together, providing entertainment to all ages. From games that keep the kids amused, reading e-books, checking your email or catching the weather on the move, the possibilities are virtually endless� she said.

Ideal for use at home or out-and-about, the Telstra T-Touch Tab is powered by Android 2.1. With a touch screen that�s around three times larger than a standard smartphone screen, the T-Touch Tab is a great way to take e-books with you or to catch-up with friends via Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and other social networks.

T-Touch Tab lets users connect to the Interet via the Telstra Next G network, a 850 MHz 3G network.

�Whether you�re a green-thumb, aspiring MasterChef or perhaps an avid blogger, we believe the T-Touch Tab will be popular with busy people embracing technology to keep connected with their interests,� Ms O�Flaherty said

�Telstra research suggests three quarters of Australia�s hobbyists are keen to use technology � such as tablets � to help further their passion.

�Our research also has found that while many hobbyists pursue an interest for the mental stimulation, 75% wish they could better share their particular passion with family and friends.

From 2 November, T-Touch Tab will be available from most Telstra Stores, Telstra Licensed stores, selected retailers and online. The T-Touch Tab can be purchased for AU$299 (Pre-Paid) which includes 3GB of data to get customers started and AU$10 worth of start-up Talk/Text credit to put towards standard national calls and SMS/MMS to use in Australia in the first 30 days.