The Telstra T-Touch Tab and the Optus MyTab are two of the first low cost tablet devices launched in Australia that attempt to provide an alternative to the Apple iPad. Both of these Android tablets are smaller than the iPad, sitting somewhere between a largish touchscreen phone like the popular HTC Desire and the iPad tablet.
The Telstra T-Touch Tab and the Optus MyTab are targeted at budget-minded shoppers, with both retailing for under $300. In addition to much smaller footprints — both have a 7in display compared to the iPad's larger 9.7in screen — both of these budget Android tablets are also capable of making phone calls, even if this is not the primary function of either device.
With this in mind, how does the Telstra T-Touch Tab stack up against the Optus MyTab?
|Feature||Telstra T-Touch Tab||Optus MyTab|
|Operating system (OS)||Google Android 2.1||Google Android 2.1|
|Display technology||Resistive TFT||Resistive TFT|
|Display resolution||480x800 pixels||480x800 pixels|
|Camera||Rear: 2-megapixels, Front: VGA||Rear: 3-megapixels, Front: VGA|
|Expandable memory||microSD card slot||microSD card slot|
|Dimensions||209 x 108 x 15.5mm||192 x 110 x 12.6mm|
|Application store||Google Android Market||Google Android Market|
|3G networks||HSDPA 850/2100MHz||HSDPA 900/2100MHz|
|Bluetooth||2.1 with A2DP||2.1 with A2DP|
|Quoted talk time||Up to 150min||Up to 300min|
|Quoted standby time||Up to 140 hours||Up to 300 hours|
|Adobe Flash support||No||No|
The Telstra T-Touch Tab features a flip-out stand on its rear, making it ideal for watching video content.