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Docomo unveils Japan’s first V-High compatible Android tablet

Users will reportedly be able to watch the Nottv channel on the Medias Tab N-06D come April 1st

The Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has announced in a press release that it will be releasing a new Android-based tablet device, called Medias Tab N-06D that is compatible with the V-High multimedia broadcasting station. mmbi Inc., a Tokyo-based company will reportedly launch its Nottv channel on April 1st in Japan by utilizing the country’s analog TV frequencies that are currently standing idle.

The N-06D slate will be available in Silver and will measure just 9.9mm (about 0.4-inch) at its thickest point making it the world’s thinnest waterproof/dustproof tablet, according to NEC CASIO Mobile Communications. Under the hood, Docomo’s new Medias Tab packs a Snapdragon Scorpion APQ8060 central processing unit with two cores clocked at 1.2GHz. Furthermore, it is equipped with a 7-inch LCD HD touchscreen display that delivers a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.

Weighing 350grams (approximately 0.77lbs), the N-06D model will supposedly come with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 adapters, DDR2 RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage thanks to the built-in SD/SDHC memory card reader slot and support for Docomo’s Xi LTE network.

According to the product’s specifications sheet, the Medias tablet will ship with a pre-installed Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and will reportedly also be compatible with both Osaifu-Keitai™ (a mobile wallet) and 1seg (another audio/video broadcasting service). The Nottv will supposedly have a starting price of 420 Yen/month ($5/month).


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-02-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)