Feeds

Medion hides Android 3.2 tablet behind closed doors

Out by Christmas

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

IFA 2011 Medion joined the throng of vendors touting an Android 3.2-based tablet at IFA, though it kept its offering, the LifeTab P9514 behind closed doors.

We got to see it, though Medion was adamant that no snaps be taken, so here's the official publicity shot. As it stands, the fondleslab won't actually arrive until "the Christmas shopping season", we were told. So presumably Medion wants to keep its spec options open as long as possible.

Medion LifeTab 9514 Android 3.2 tablet

Then again, it's not the only company at IFA admitting that the Android 3.2 tablet it's showing won't be out until later in the year. Toshiba said the same, and so did Sony. Other, lesser vendors said as much too, some implying this was at Google's behest.

Something is a-cooking in the Chocolate Factory, clearly.

Back to the LifeTab, a ten-incher - Medion doesn't see much value in smaller form-factors for the moment - that weighs in at a comfortable-to-hold 720g and is a triffle thicker (13.2mm) than its rivals. Let's hope Medion either shaves the LifeTab down by Christmas - or the price, which its TBD, by the way.

On board, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2. The screen has a 1280 x 800 resolution and is placed below a 2Mp webcam. There's a 5MP stills camera on the back. It'll have MicroSD, USB and HDMI connections.

There'll be 16GB and 32GB versions, with Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3G connectivity. ®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.