PLDT Telpad is the first landline tablet

The Philippine’s largest telephone company, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), is set to transform the way we look at our landlines with the release of PLDT Telpad.

With the increase in the demand of tablets in the country, PLDT knows that the gadget can bring more than just mere entertainment. The new PLDT Telpad is the world’s first landline with a touch screen tablet.

What are the different ways to use the Telpad?

Other than using it as a traditional landline wherein you can enjoy unlimited local calls, nation-wide coverage, Direct Dialing Access for NDD and IDD calls, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, 3-party conference call and speed dialing, its tablet side lets you check your contact list, call history, take down notes, customize home screen and use its VOIP feature to call via the internet.

Because PLDT Telpad is also a tablet, you can use it to connect to the internet. The service is bundled with PLDT Broadband which makes it possible to update your social networking sites, compose an email, play online games, and browse your favorite websites.

You can also use the device to watch and record videos, photos and even to store and listen to your favorite songs since PLDT Telpad also has 2GB of internal storage. It also has SD card and USB slots.

PLDT Telpad comes in two variants – Telpad S7 SLIM and Telpad AD-1000A.

Both Telpads are capable of the same features. The only difference lies on a few attributes such as the memory where Telpad S7 Slim has 8GB of built-in memory as compared to Telpad AD-1000A having 2GB only, and standby time where S7 Slim can stay up to 180 hours way better than AD-1000A’s 70 hours.

S7 Slim is only 7.87 x 4.3 x 0.49 inches while AD-1000A is 8.24 x 5 x 0.58 inches. In terms of camera, S7 has 0.3 MP front and 3.2 MP rear camera. AD-1000A, on the other hand, has 2 MP SVGA 800 x 600 pixel front camera.

Internally, S7 is powered by Android Froyo 2.2 while AD-1000A is by Android Gingerbread 2.3.

To learn more about the new PLDT Telpad, visit its microsite at or like them on Facebook.

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