Telstra's T-Touch Tab: at a glance

Australia's major telecom Telstra's recently introduced Android-based tablet, the T-Touch Tab, has several features which could help it snatch some market share from Apple's iPad.

The T-Touch Tab runs Google's Android 2.1 operating system, and features 7-inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels. It comes equipped with front and rear facing cameras, 720p playback capability, HDMI out, two micro SDHC slots, two USB 2.0 ports, and 3G connectivity.

The tablet looks very much like a re-branded version of the Chinese-manufactured Huawei Smakit S7.

The half-a-kg tablet allows users to make calls, stream videos and sent texts. Users can subscribe to Mobile Foxtel and BigPond TV, browse Android apps and purchase apps from the Android Market.

Telstra's social networking app, Tribe, will provide access to social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Taking T-Touch Tab's specifications into account makes it very economical Android tablet at prepaid plan of $299. Post paid plans will be made available by the end of November.