More and more tablet makers and service providers are launching tablets meant for binge watching and media consumption. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Virgin Media, that just debuted the TellyTablet in the UK. This model has a kickstand and reminds me a bit of Sharp and Samsung’s offerings in the same area.
Virgin Media wants to be among the providers to offer users TV shows and movies to binge on the go. Thus Virgin TV TellyTablet appeared, working as more of a personal smart TV, rather than a portable slate. By tablet standards it’s huge, at 14 inches and it comes with a HD resolution. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs both front and rear speakers, 32 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and two USB ports.
Then there’s WiFi and a battery that offers 7 or 8 hours of functioning. The built in stand helps you prop up the device on any flat surface. The device’s WiFi is optimized for Virgin Media’s Hub 3.0 and we also get a few Virgin Media apps, like Virgin TV Anywhere, letting you watch content anywhere, for example. You can also download the classic streaming apps like Netflix, Sky Cinema and more.
The product is available this month for $377, or you can pay in 24 month installments.