PLDT Telpad gets an upgrade, the S7 Lite looks way better
Last December 2010, PLDT has introduced to us the world’s first landline with an integrated Android tablet – the PLDT Telpad. It was a bold move for PLDT and it was quite a success with households getting hooked up to the internet with the rich Android experience.
Then last night at the W Building in Fort Bonifacio, PLDT launched their new update to the Telpad – the S7 Lite. The launching event was spearheaded by Patrick Tang, PLDT Home Voice Solutions Head and there were games and giveaways that involve prizes of the Telpad S7 Lite itself. Sadly, I wasn’t able to win a Telpad unit although I went home with a Sodexo certificate instead.
The unveiling of the S7 Lite now gives Telpad subscribers more reasons to enjoy the Android experience. With the latest hardware specs packed into the tablet, users are now able to keep up with the ever growing tablet technology. So what exactly are specs of the Telpad S7 Lite?
The S7 Lite runs on an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgradable to 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The processor is a 1.2Ghz Cortex A8 with 1GB RAM so it runs the Android 4.0 pretty well. The built-in memory is at 8GB and can be extended up to 32GB with a micro SD card. The camera at the front is at 0.3MP while at the back is at 3.2MP. The S7 Lite is also capable of 1080p video recording at 30fps so it’s a great way to document happenings in your family and share them on the fly.
It’s now more lightweight at 370g in its sleek metallic casing. It looks much better actually than its all-black and chunky predecessor. Lastly, it has a battery life of of 180 standby hours and 6 hours of playback time.
Now the best thing here is that the Telpad unit is now being offered free for all Telpad plans. The lowest plan that you can avail with the Telpad is at Php 1,849 monthly with speeds of up to 1.5 mbps. So if you’re coming from a myDSL plan of Php 1,299 monthly @ 1mbps then you can just add Php 550 on your monthly fee to avail of the Php 1,849 Plan @ 1.5mbps. You’ll get the cool Telpad S7 Lite and an added 0.5mbps of DSL speed.
For existing plans, you can upgrade for free once you’re done with your lock-in period. Otherwise, you can upgrade for a prorated fee based on how long you’ve been subscribed to a Telpad plan.
For more info, you may visit www.pldthome.com/telpad for other plan options.