Vodacom, South Africa’s 1st cellular network, quietly launched a range of 7 and 10 inch screen tablets to be used with the mobile operator’s contract and pre-paid plans.
The tablets have HD or HD ready TV support and are pre-loaded with apps such as QuickOffice Pro, Twitter and Dropbox.Browsing power on the tablets is enhanced with 3G and inbuilt Wi-Fi. The Smart Tabs have a Snapdargon S3-1.2GHz dual-core processor and 16 GB of internal storage to support heavy downloads and storage of media files (photos, videos, music). The launch of the tabs was preceded by the release of a cheap Ubuntu Webbook by the mobile operator late last year in South Africa. All in all, Africa seems to be experiencing a boom in the tablet ecosystem. Just a week ago, we saw a new African tablet, Way-C, launched in Congo.