A new Android Honeycomb tablet computer is coming out just in time to make it to your Christmas shopping list. The LifeTab, as it’s currently called, is going to be part of Medion’s new line of mobile devices running on the Android platform.
The company introduced the upcoming tablet in the recently concluded 51st IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin or less officially the “Berlin Radio Show”). This is no small debut as the IFA is considered to be one of the major international trade shows for consumer electronics.
According to Medion’s representatives, their new tablet computer’s first release will be in the United Kingdom. It will hit the UK market in December through a selected retail outlet and the company’s online store. It is important to note here that in the UK, the HSPA+ standard is not necessarily given the same 4G marketing label.
The company’s representatives revealed that the tablet will have a dual-core Tegra 2 processor which is what you would expect of an Android device running on Honeycomb 3.2. They are not yet clear however whether it will carry 16 or 32 GB of memory.
The new tablet’s hardware bits and pieces will be put together by ZTE, the second largest Chinese telecom and original equipment manufacturer. This is not really surprising as Medion is a recent acquisition of multinational computer company Lenovo which has most of its operations in China. ZTE is said to be also collaborating with Medion for an Android powered smartphone that will run on Gingerbread and feature Navteq along with Google Maps.