Buying a tablet for kids doesn’t have to be an expensive affair as Australians get another brand focused on affordable tablets.
When it comes to picking up a new piece of tech, even if things like Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are heating up a bit, there’s a good chance you’ll find what you want for less.
A new phone can be cheap, but it can be on the flip side, and the same goes for almost every aspect of technology. Often times, low-cost technology operates on the principle that “you get what you pay for” because cheap doesn’t always mean best quality.
But we are seeing changes there. Oppo has done the same for low-end phones, Anker recently did the same with cheap noise-canceling headphones, and now a newcomer to Australia is looking to take a stab at low-end tablets as Orbic arrives locally.
One of America’s mobile phone and tablet companies, Orbic’s first offerings in Australia will be about the latter, one designed for budget and one for durability.
In the former, Orbic offers the $149 Tab8 4G, an 8-inch tablet with an HD screen, a 4G chip with a SIM card slot, and dual cameras with a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Not the iPad, of course, but the Orbic Tab8 4G runs Android 12 and we’re told it can also function as a phone that supports 4G calls if needed.
A tablet will cost Telstra less than $150 this week to make phone calls, something 4G tablets usually don’t dare touch.
Slightly larger and more for business, Orbic’s second tablet is the Tab 10R 4G, another 4G tablet, but this time in a 10-inch size, with a rugged body, complete with a stylus, and made for workers who need something solid and durable. . Priced at $429 locally, it’s not aimed at the same audience, but it’s still where other 10-inch tablets can go.
“This is just the start of many new 4G and 5G products we will be bringing to Australian consumers and businesses,” said Danny Adamopoulos, Orbic’s executive vice president of global strategy and operations.
Both tablets look set to hit retail soon, with the Tab8 4G expected to hit Telstra first this week, while the Tab 10R 4G looks set to hit Mobiciti and Leader Computer Group in December.