Telstra T-Hub 2 Brings Android To Your Home Phone
Anyone remember the T-Hub?
No really, anyone?
Yeah same here, well, Telstra have faith in the home phone/tablet (home phablet?) combo so much that they are having a second go with it. And Android is coming along for the ride!
Yes you read it right here, Telstra T-Hub 2 is on the horizon and we have all the details.
What we have here is a 7″ TFT Capacative touch tablet running at 1024 x 600. A 1.9MP front facing camera and is powered by a 1Ghz dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM. Oh and it’s on Gingerbread.
Telstra have advised that they intend to update T-Hub 2 to Jelly Bean 4.1 but we will take a rain check on that one.
You will get the standard inclusions of the White and Yellow Pages and also full access to the Google Play Store – although don’t expect it to run the latest graphically intense Tegra games!
You will now have access to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Angry Birds and more; all while reading your voicemails, reviewing calender appointments and browsing Exchange emails. Yes, it will have Exchange support.
Telstra says T-Hub 1 was a real success, selling over 300,000 of the units. Telstra apparently worked closely with T-Hub 1 owners to deliver even more features to them with T-Hub 2.
As part of Telstra’s “Connected Home” push of late, T-Hub 2 is fully DLNA compliant and can be used as a remote control for the T-Box as well as sending media around the house to connected devices.
Android really gives us such a wide spectrum of things you can do with the device. It also means as the software updates with Android we’ll be able to continually evolve the device with those updates.
When can you get your hands on one I hear you ask? Telstra advise the T-Hub 2 will be available from July 17th for $360 outright or $15 per month over 24 months.
Maybe Telstra weren’t aware the Nexus 7 is cheaper and more powerful? But then again it can’t be your home speakerphone can it?