Leave it to India to tease us with a spicy Android treat. The Olivepad, from Olive Telecom is an impressive looking 7-inch tablet that puts itself between a smartphone and iPad. It’s running Android 2.1, with 3.5G HSUPA connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a TV tuner. The Olivepad has a few features that the iPad lacks, like Flash playback for one, there is a USB mini port, a 3 megapixel camera, and the 512MB RAM is expandable via SD memory. If the iPad had a camera, I wouldn’t complain so much, but Apple is making us wait for the iPad S I guess.
The Olivepad VT100 3G tablet is expected to launch this August for around $500. You can still make calls with the Olivepad, but it’s not exactly going to fit in your shirt pocket.[Wired, Times of India via Olive Telecom]