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30 Nov 2010
By Richard Fink
Nov
30
2010

New Next G™ mobile tablets launched in time for Christmas

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With mobile tablets set to fly off shelves this Christmas, Telstra is introducing two models on the Next G™ network that customers can purchase on the new 24-month Telstra Data+ Cap Plans.

Today we’re introducing the Samsung GALAXY Tab – a 7-inch mobile tablet running Google’s latest operating system Android™ 2.2.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab is terrific for consuming media on. It’s light (only 390 grams) and small enough hold in one hand comfortably. Pre-loaded apps like Kobo (for eBooks) and PressDisplay (for newspapers) make this an excellent e-reader you can take out and about with you. Customers also get a free two-month trial to The Australian newspaper’s Android™ app.

Samsung GALAXY TabThis premium tablet sports full HD1080p video playback so you can watch movies on the commute, as well as 16GB of memory to allow you to take your media with you. It also provides excellent support for mobile email accounts like Outlook and Gmail as well operating as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot so you can connect up to 5 gadgets up to the internet when you’re out of the home. And because it has Adobe Flash 10.1 support, you can watch video on mobile web pages and enjoy a better mobile web-browsing experience.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab will be available to purchase on three 24-month Telstra Data+ Cap Plans (see below), including for $0 upfront on the $49 Telstra Data+ Cap Plan with a monthly repayment option of $25, after using your MRO Bonus, for 24 months (min cost $1776) with 7GB of data to use in Australia and $10 standard national calls and SMS to any Australian.

Samsung GALAXY Tab Telstra Data+ Cap $29 Plan Telstra Data+ Cap $49 Plan Telstra Data+ Cap $79 Plan
Minimum Monthly Access Spend (Minimum term 24 months) $29 $49 $79
Monthly repayment option, after MRO bonus $25 $25 $15
Total Monthly Minimum Spend $54
(min cost over 24 months $1296)
$74
(min cost over 24 months $1776)
$94
(min cost over 24 months $2256)
Included monthly Data for use in Australia 1GB 7GB 12GB
Included Call Allowance for standard calls and SMS to any Australian network $10 $10 $10

From 7 December, we’re also offering the popular T-Touch Tab™ (which we launched to our Pre-Paid customers a couple of weeks back.) on a 24-month contract.

This affordable 7-inch tablet, running Android™ 2.1, is winning fans for its easy-to-personalise homescreens and access to tens of thousands of Android™ apps including social networking favourites like Facebook® and Twitter. With an in-built video player the T-Touch Tab™ is also a great way to take videos with you.

The T-Touch Tab™will be available on the three 24-month Telstra Data+ Cap Plans (see below) including for $0 upfront on the $29 Telstra Data+ Cap Plan, with a monthly repayment option of $6, after using your MRO Bonus, for 24 months (min cost $816). The T-Touch Tab™ is also available to purchase for $384 outright and unlocked.

Telstra T-Touch Tab™ Telstra Data+ Cap $29 Plan Telstra Data+ Cap $49 Plan Telstra Data+ Cap $79 Plan
Minimum Monthly Access Spend (Minimum term 24 months) $29 $49 $79
Monthly repayment option, after MRO bonus $6 $6 $0
Total Monthly Minimum Spend $35
(min cost over 24 months $840)
$55
(min cost over 24 months $1320)
$79
(min cost over 24 months $1896)
Included monthly Data for use in Australia 1GB 7GB 12GB
Included Call Allowance for standard calls and SMS to any Australian network $10 $10 $10

For more information on Telstra’s mobile tablet range, visit us online

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10 Comments

  1. Matthew Cooper says:

    Telstra can these be added to a customers siebel account that have a home bundle and receive the MOBILE COMBO REWARD discount of $10??

    • Adam says:

      These devices can be bundled with the home bundle, but only for the 49 and 79 plan ($30 minimum plan for combo rewards), giving customers $10 off the plan and free family calls between services attatched to the bundle. standard business rules apply. :)

  2. Richard Kervin (Telstra employee) says:

    Hello Richard, thankyou for your blogs on the latest and greatest mobile devices. I’m puzzled: prices are in Australian dollars, weights are in grams, but you give screen sizes in inches. Australia “went metric” before I was born, and the inch is meaningless to me (although I know it is 25.4 mm). TV retailers give screen sizes in centimetres too – shouldn’t we give measurements in units that Australians can understand without performing conversions? Anyway the Samsung GALAXY Tab looks like a pretty cool device, especially with a 17.8 cm screen!

    • BigAdz says:

      Last I checked mate LCD/Plasma screens were all sold in INCHES

    • go to bed dad says:

      Get over it!

      IT will be like that til the end of time.
      What are you going to say next, that the home button on most devices shouldn’t resemble a house because since the day YOU were born you have lived in a caravan park?

  3. Richard,
    This is fantastic! At last a tablet which is portable, powerful and has access to hundreds of thousands of apps.

    I have been waiting for this since the announcement of the iPad. At last! a usable tablet which does not have the ridiculous restrictions that Apple has put on their developers.

    I would love to replace my phone (HTC Desire) with a small tablet and this one looks fantastic. The one concern I have is I use my mobile in very noisy environments, and I need bluetooth connectivity to a set of Australian designed Sensear protective bluetooth ear muffs. Does this device support bluetooth headsets when voice dialing?

  4. Dean Roberts says:

    I just purchased the Galaxy Tab through the Ringwood Store.

    So far it has exceeded my expectations in ease of use and applications.

    I compare this to the Ipad which I purchased in July and have found that the atleast one of the apps on the Tab allow me to do what I couldnt do with the same type of app (multiple apps) on the Ipad.

    Extremely good.

  5. Ian says:

    When will you be upgrading the Galaxy Tab to Gingerbread – Both Optus and Vodafone have advised that will releasing their firmware upgrades very soon…

    Any commitment from Telstra?

  6. Adam says:

    Must say, will personally never buy a “Telco” crippled phone again. Very sick of waiting for updates that the rest of the world offers 3-6 months before we get a hope of enjoying them. Buy outright and unlocked and save yourself the torment. Makes no sense to wait so long for these guys just to add a couple of icons that are nothing more than browser bookmark shortcuts. Come on Telstra, get some game!

    From a Sorely Disappointed Customer

  7. gwynn says:

    How many phone calls and sms in $ allowance? Surely not $10 a month? Do you have a free my hour? Thanks

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