Here is a concept that we don't get to write about every day. The folks at Alcatel have come up with the idea of a modular tablet – the One Touch Evo7
, which is a Wi-Fi-only slate, but a removable 3G radio is also being offered for it. The idea is to allow consumers to get the tablet on its own and later add 3G connectivity in case they feel like they need it. The Alcatel One Touch Evo7
comes with a removable frame, available in multiple colors, that is used to cover the module.
In terms of hardware, the Alcatel One Touch Evo7
won't exactly blow your socks off – it has been outfitted with a 7-inch screen, 1GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM. Furthermore, it offers a front-facing camera and a slot for microSD cards. Android 4.0 ICS comes pre-loaded, along with the standard set of Google applications. Quite modest, we know, but who knows, the tablet might end up being sold at a very competitive price.
What do you, guys, think of the removable 3G module concept? Would it be nice if other makers allowed Wi-Fi-only tablets to be user-upgradeable to 3G with the purchase of the necessary radio? Let us know what you think down in the comments!
via Android Community