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Orange UK launches £69 Tahiti Android tablet

by Steven Williamson on 10 January 2012, 11:21

Tags: Orange (NYSE:FTE)

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At first we thought our eyes were deceiving us – a dual-core, 1.2 GHz-powered. Honeycomb tablet for just £69!

As it turns out the Tahiti tablet from Orange UK will cost just a penny short of £70, but customers will need to be tied into a 24 month contract costing £25 a month.

Nonetheless, the Android slate is certainly going to tempt Orange customers with its black and silver finish, five megapixel camera, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor and fully-stocked Android marketplace.

The Tahiti features a multi-touch 7in LCD screen, Adobe Flash Player support, AGPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G+ and weighs just 390g.

Orange will throw in its usual offers for those who buy the new tablet, including its Orange Wednesday deal of two for one cinema tickets and the option to purchase broadband from £5 a month.

Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, Everything Everywhere, said: "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”.

Full specifications:

·         Standby Time: 6 hours working time

·         Screen size: 7 inches LCD

·         Weight: 390g

·         Thickness: 10.5mm

·         Chipset: Qualcomm 8260 Dual Core 1.2 GHz

·         Camera Features: 5 mega pixel

·         Connectivity: WiFi, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, GPS/A-GPS, HSPA+

·         Memory: RAM: 512MB; EMMC: 8GB

·         Operating System: Android Honeycomb

·         Sensor: Light sensor, gravity sensor and eCompass

·         User interface: SDHC, Micro SD interface, Micro USB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, stereo speaker, build-in MIC, HDMI type D, USIM card slot

·         Battery: Li-Polymer, 3.7V, 4000mAh

For more information on the Tahiti from Orange, including full price plan terms and conditions, visit www.orange.co.uk.

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Yeah I thought it looked too good to be true until I saw the total cost is £669…
And I wondered where I'd heard Tahiti before, then I remembered, 7970.
I'm confused. Is it £69 for someone with a £25 a month or more existing mobile contract or is it £69 + 24x£25 which is £669. If its £69 with an existing contract its a bargain. If its £669 its a rip off. You could get a decent tablet (Prime? Xoom?) for £400 plus giffgaff for £240 for 2 years unlimited internet which is cheaper (£640).
also confused by this at £69 that is nice but if i need a 24 month contract as well then i cant believe i'm actually gonna say it but it makes the ipad 2 look a bargain
I would rather take a swing at David Haye than sign up to a 24 month Orange contract after what they recently did to their customers
I would rather take a swing at David Haye than sign up to a 24 month Orange contract after what they recently did to their customers

There are a plethora of reasons to be annoyed with Orange….but putting their prices up below the rate of inflation is not one of them IMO.