unbeknownst to the rest of us outside of Europe, Germany-based cordless phone maker Gigaset actually already dipped their hands into Android phone (and baby monitors too) and more recently the tablet market too, starting with two offerings: the Gigaset QV830 and QV1030 Android Tablets. running on stock Android 4.2, these two aluminum encased tablets look pretty sleek right from the start and each has it own sight set on separate segments. the 8-inch QV830 is an entry-level device powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 chip and has a1,024 by 768 multitouch IPS display, along with 1GB RAM, a 5MP autofocus main camera (no flash, though), a 1.2MP 720p front-facing camera, 8GB internal storage – expandable via microSD (supports up to 32GB), and comes packed with a 3,260 mAh lithium polymer battery that’s good for up to 8 hours of surfing, up to 7 hours of video playback and around 240 hours (10 days) of standby time.
the higher end of the two, the QV1030 is a 10-inch class slate powered by a NVIDIA quad-core 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor, backed by 2GB of system RAM and boasts a 2,560 x 1,600 WQXGA IPS display packing 300 dpi. being the de facto flagship device, it is packed to the brimmed with features like 16GB onboard storage, expandable storage via microSD card slot, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, a 8MP autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and Full HD videoing, a 1.2MP 720p front-facing item, plus the usual load of sensors. both devices are capable of Full HD playback, but the 8-inch make do with a single watt speaker, while the 10-inch model is equipped with a pair of 1W speaker for a stereo effect. the Gigaset QV830 and QV1030 Android Tablets are set to retail for €199 and €369, respectively, when they hit the Germany market next week.
no word on their availability elsewhere, including the U.S and we highly doubt their presence outside of EU market for these devices, since as of now, we are not seeing much of Gigaset with the exception for cordless phones (yes. not even baby monitors), which they are more commonly associated with outside of EU.