Olive Telecom are based in a country with a population of 1,139,964,932 people. This is a useful starting point for sure. They have recently announced India’s first 3.5G Android tablet going by the name of the Olive Pad VT100. This device is set to run Android 2.1 initially, but is already rumoured for an upgrade. The device offers a 7-inch form factor pushing a capacitive touchscreen offering a healthy 800 x 480 resolution. The device is designed for multifunctional use and provides 3.5G HSUPA, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth accordingly. With an inbuilt three mega pixel camera and a front camera, the…

Liu Jun, senior vice president and president at Lenovo’s Consumer Business Group, recently announced that the company would continue their ‘Le’ brand and follow up on the LePhone with the LePad. The LePad is set to compete with the iPad and is confirmed by the company. Lenovo are reported as saying that they want to ‘win’ in China before taking their wares abroad. According to analyist Bryan Ma, associate vice president for IDC Asia-Pacific, “Lenovo has a strong brand name that resonates with local buyers. That’s something that’s in their favor.” Lenovo are widely respected for their sturdy laptops and…

The stars look to be aligning for a possible Dell Streak offering on AT&T this month.  Engadget is reporting that the Android powered device is set to launch on July 19 per some of its tipsters.  The Dell Streak smartphone/tablet, available on carriers in the UK, runs the Android 1.6 OS and features a large 5-inch touch display, WiFi, 3G data, and built-in GPS.  We assume similar specs will be offered if the rumor is true.

Velocity Micro, a privately held computer manufacturer located in Richmond, VA (USA), have recently announced their new line of Cruz readers and tablets. The most notable thing to mention with this release is that the devices are remarkably affordable, and fairly attractive to boot. The price range goes from $149 to $299 and covers the three types of products on offer. Taking e-readers light-years past e-ink, the Cruz Reader features a sleek design, touch screen display, and tons of multimedia features. The Cruz Tablet offers the same multimedia capabilities as the Cruz Reader with more storage and a multi-touch screen….

LG recently released a press statement outlining the new Optimus brand. This will include 10 new Android devices, including a tablet. As far as I can tell, all of the Optimus smartphones will include Android 2.2, but cover the high and lower-end of the market. The Optimus One “with Google” is, to no ones surprise, going to be the first handset to market. It will include an OMAP3630 processor, 3.8-inch display, HD camera, HDMI/DNLA support, and Android 2.2. These specifications are strong and reliable, but nothing too exciting. I hope that this is not the highest of the high-end devices…

Although there have been whispers of an LG Android based tablet, an article on the Wall Street Journal pretty much confirms the matter. According to the Wall Street Journal, LG Electronics Inc. are South Korea’s second-largest electronics producer ranked by revenue. The only firm to out perform them are Samsung Electronics Co. Now, LG have made it clear that “it plans to launch an Android-powered tablet computer” later on this year. We have no word on specifications nor worldwide availability, however, you can expect the device in Q4 2010 and it has been said that this device will offer something…

Over at the Cisco News Room, the business giants have announced a new tablet for their business users. This device will focus on a teleconferencing user-base, and the Android tablet offers a forward facing HD camera to adhere to these goals. (The) Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable device weighing just 1.15lbs (0.52kg) that extends the productivity benefits of Cisco collaboration applications to a highly secure mobile platform. In addition to full telepresence interoperability, Cisco Cius offers HD video streaming and real-time video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally…

Dell has started offering its Streak Android tablet unlocked over the pond in the UK.  This oversized Android smartphone is being offered for 449 GBP ($676) and comes SIM-free and unlocked.  The 3G capable Dell Streak offers a 5-inch display running Android with an ARM based 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5 megapixel camera, and microSD memory card support. [via Engadget]

Online retailer Expansys is now offering the Huawei S7 Android tablet with a July 7 availability date. The S7 pricing is set at US$354.99. The Android 2.1 powered tablet features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPU running at 768MHz and a large 7-inch WVGA touchscreen display. Other features include a forward-facing 2 megapixel camera, 3G UMTS/HSPA/WiFi connectivity as well as Bluetooth 2.1 support, and a large 2200mAh battery. [via The UnWired]

Wow, this is a surprise. Samsung South Africa just posted a picture to Twitter showing the Galaxy S smartphone and its new Galaxy Tab tablet next to each other. According to Samsung SA, the Galaxy Tab features a 7-inch TFT touchscreen display and sports a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. Hardware buttons include home, back, and menu.  There appears to be a front-facing camera on the top right corner of the Tab’s face, and a normal looking volume control on its left edge. We no little else about it, apart from the fact that it will launch in South…