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Medion intros the LifeTab P9516 tablet

The slate features a Honeycomb OS, an NVIDIA SoC and a 10-inch display

Medion is the next manufacturer to launch an Android-running tablet this year. The device, called LifeTab P9516 is the successor to the company’s LifeTab P9514 model introduced last year. According to the maker, the slate will become available to customers in Europe on 29th March of this year and will be priced at €399 (about $525).

Apparently, Medion’s new LifeTab model is powered by the same dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 SoC (system on chip) with a clock frequency of 1GHz, as its predecessor. Furthermore, the tablet comes with a 10-inch multitouch-enabled capacitive display that delivers a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels (WXGA).

Reportedly, the P9516 weighs 750grams (1.65lbs) and is 13.3mm thick. The slate packs 32GB of storage (expandable by up to 32GB through the built-in SD/SDHC card reader slot), two integrated stereo speakers, a 5MP camera (with LED flash) on the back of the device and a 2MP front-facing web camera for video chats.

In addition, connectivity features include an HDMI output, one micro-USB port; UMTS, Wireless LAN 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 radios. Medion claims the built-in Lithium-Polymer battery has an autonomy period of up to 10 hours.

At launch, the tablet will be available with a Honeycomb OS, but the manufacturer promises an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will follow soon.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-03-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)