Orange has decided to branch out from its branded handset range with a Huawei-made tablet. Running Honeycomb on a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, it appears to be the equivalent of the T-Mobile Springboard, otherwise known as Huawei MediaPad. Pricing is £70 on a £25 per month, with a smartphone bundle including the San Francisco II for free on a £41 per month tariff. Check the PR after the break, or head to your nearest Orange Shop -- it's available from today.

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Orange UK launches own brand Android tablet - the 'Tahiti'

The Tahiti is the first Orange branded Android tablet to be offered in the UK, available nationwide today
The lightweight Tahiti features a 7" multi-touch LCD screen and dual core 1.2GHz processor – perfect for users wanting to access multimedia content on the go
Available for £69.99 on a £25 per month, 24 month data plan, the Tahiti will also be available free on a Connected 24 month plan with the San Francisco II mobile phone from only £41 per month

Orange today announced the Orange Tahiti, a super sleek and stylish Android tablet available from £69.99 on a price plan of £25 per month. Rolling out across Orange retail channels this week, the Tahiti is the first Orange branded tablet to be ranged by Orange in the UK.

Building on the success of the Orange branded mobile phone range, and continuing in the theme of offering outstanding value innovation, the Tahiti from Orange provides users with a tablet experience traditionally associated with a more high-end device. Running the Android Honeycomb operating system, the Tahiti also provides access to thousands of free apps from the Android marketplace and full Adobe Flash Player support.
Stylish and lightweight, offering great portability by weighing just 390g, the Tahiti also features a 7" multi-touch LCD screen and a dual core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, allowing users to surf the internet and watch films with ease when they're on the go. Available in a slate black and silver finish, the Tahiti also features a 5 mega pixel camera, AGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth as well as a 3G+ connection.

Customers will also have access to a range of great benefits as an Orange customer including:

Orange Wednesdays: offering 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Wednesday
Best Value Home Broadband: great value home broadband from only £5 a month

The Tahiti is available for £69.99 on a £25 a month, 24 month data plan which includes 1GB of anytime data, 1GB of quiet time data* and unlimited WiFi hotspot access each month (subject to fair usage).
Alternatively, it is also available free as part of a Connected 24 month plan with the San Francisco II** handset for £41 per month. The new Connected plan comes with a 2GB anytime data allowance and unlimited WiFi hotspot access (subject to fair usage), which can be shared across both devices, as well as 200 anytime call minutes and unlimited texts.

Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, Everything Everywhere, said: "We're pleased to be expanding our portfolio of own-brand devices into tablets for the first time. The Tahiti is a stylish, lightweight device with a great quality screen, which we believe really does offer great value innovation and will help customers to get the most out of their multimedia content whilst on the go".

For more information on the Tahiti from Orange, including full price plan terms and conditions, please visit www.orange.co.uk.