CES 2010: T-Mobile and ICD announce Android-powered Vega Tablet

T-Mobile and Innovative Converged Devices have announced their Android-powered tablet, the Vega. Billed as a 'family hub tablet', it's designed to be

T-Mobile and Innovative Converged Devices have announced their Android-powered tablet, the Vega.

Billed as a 'family hub tablet', it's designed to be most at home in the kitchen – classically the heart of any home. From there it will allow family members to access a household calendar to co-ordinate family life and take the place of those hastily-scribbled back-of-envelope notes.

The Vega, as you'd imagine, is well connected too – equipped with both WiFi and 3G, and furnished with a T-Mobile SIM card. It will send text message reminders to family mobiles and also sate the family hunger for web browsing, on-demand TV, facebooking, video chat and even good ol' FM radio. The only thing it won't do is bring back Terry Wogan.

Like the Motorola Milestone, it runs on Android 2.0 and is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 250 processor to take care of web browsing duties and to help it pump out video in 1080p HD. The Nvidia chip is also quite well-behaved on the power front too – so the Vega is free to roam house away from its dock, at least for a while.

It be available to buy later this year, though there's no word on price just yet. The somewhat similar but less advanced O2 Joggler comes in at £100, so we'd expect it to be a fair whack more than that.

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