Jul 23rd, 2010

It’s almost frightening how the size trend has shifted in the mobile world. When cellular phones first blew up the idea was to make them as small as possible, but now as smartphones with touchscreens have become the norm in the market they are stretching back to sizes that would make Zack Morris proud.

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Take for instance the OlivePad VT100 headed to India. While we don’t think you will see too many people holding the 7-inch tablet up to their face, it is capable of voice calls and would more rightly be paired with a Bluetooth headset. On top of just voice, the tablet features a front-facing camera for the promise of video calling on its 800×480 capacitive touchscreen. You also get 512MB of internal storage plus 512MB of RAM, 3.5mm headset jack, mini USB port, 3MP camera, and a 3,240mAh battery all for the price of about $425 to $530 dollars (20000 to 25000 Indian Rupee). Don’t expect it in North America any time soon, but it could be coming to Russia and Europe in the future to fulfill the dreams of those with big phone fetishes.

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[via Engadget]