Great things are happening in the Nigerian mobile space indeed. While we were all still waiting for the iPhone to come to a GSM network, Etisalat snuck up behind us all and brought us the Galaxy Tab.
The Tab is a 7-inch Android-powered tablet with the following specs:
- 2G – GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE
- 3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps)
- OS: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- Display: 7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
- Processor: Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
- Camera: 3 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash
- 1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony
- Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
- Full HD video playback supporting MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263
- Up to 7h movie playback
- Thinkfree Office Suite
- 30 pin connector
- WiFi 802.11n
- Bluetooth® 3.0
- GPS, with A-GPS support
- 16G / 32G internal memory with up to 32G external memory slot
- RAM: 512 MB
- Size: 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm
- Weight: 380g
- Battery: 4,000mAh
The Etisalat Galaxy Tab offer gives you:
- A free Etisalat SIM card
- Free monthly voice [25 minutes], Text [25 SMS] and data [250MB] bundles for a 12-month duration. The bundle is awarded on the first day of every month for 12 months beginning from the day of activation. This way, you get the feeling of availability of free services every month for 1 year.
- Free platinum 0809 special number
- Access to installmental payments and consumer loans (terms and conditions apply)
According to today’s edition of The Vanguard newspaper, the package is available for N125,000.
I just put up my X10 Mini Pro for sale earlier today. This humongous device – the Galaxy Tab – is what I need for my mobile office and entertainment needs. For telephony, I’ll get a non-smartphone with stellar voice/SMS capabilities (perhaps a Nokia C3?).
Hats-off to Afewgoodmen for the tip-off.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.