Medion launches Android tablet and smartphone

The name Medion brings two things to mind – a budget supermarket and a large toy retailer. With that in thought firmly in place, it perhaps wouldn't be the brand I would readily associate with cutting-edge Android mobiles. I'm not sure the Medion Lifetab P9514 tablet and the company's so-far unnamed smartphone are cutting edge to be honest, but both look like well above average. They're likely to be easy on the wallet too, if past products are anything to go by.

Both were spotted by Pocket-lint at the recent IFA event, with both down for a UK launch before the year is out. In the meantime, we have the specifications of both devices to work with.

First up, the one with a name, that being the Medion Lifetab P9514. It's a 10-inch device with a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android Honeycomb 3.2 for the OS and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Also on-board is Docs to Go, HDMI and USB connectivity, along with Wi-Fi and HSDPA for getting online and DLNA for home networking. Like I said, well above average.

The phone is still lacking that name, but this 4.3-inch device does have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, along with Medion's GoPal sat nav app and a five-megapixel camera. More details will no doubt be revealed along with the name in the coming weeks.

With a selling date of 2011, we would hope so anyway. Talking of selling, no word on a price as yet, but as we hinted at earlier, the track record is to undercut, so that's likely to be the case here too.

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