Telstra have today announced their second generation T-Hub phone system, dubbed T-Hub 2. The device — pictured above — runs on the unbelievably outdated Android 2.3, however, the hardware is far more impressive that its predecessor. The tablet portion of the system features a 7-inch 1024×600 capacitive display, 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 2GB internal memory and an SD slot. The cradle in which it docks has stereo speakers, and you can take calls via the tablet as well as the phone.
According to PC World Australia, Telstra says it is planning to update the T-Hub 2 system beyond Android 2.3 starting with Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich“. Why it didn’t launch with that in the first place is completely beyond us.
Telstra sold over 300,000 first generation T-Hubs and is hoping to cash in on the Android ecosystem with its wide variety of apps, books and streaming media to keep people entertained and occupied.
“Android really gives us such a wide spectrum of things you can do with the device. It also means as the software updates with Android we’ll be able to continually evolve the device with those updates.”
The T-Hub 2 will go on sale from tomorrow at Telstra’s online store for an outright price of $360 — you also have to have a Telstra fixed line service and Bigpond broadband service. It is also available through a Telstra T-Bundle for $15/mo over 2 years.