T-Mobile will be launching a new low cost tablet in time for the holiday season called Springboard. The hardware is being provided by Chinese computer company Huawei, who has a longstanding track record in tablet devices.
The entire tablet market is literary corner-stoned by Apple, but as the HP TouchPad and the Amazon Fire continue to prove, customers are attracted to low cost devices.
T-Mobile is trying to take advantage of the low-cost entry level tablet market with their latest device “The Springboard” and will hopefully see greater sales then their woeful G-Slate offering which debuted at $800 and never saw the sales they were hoping for.
The Springboard features a 7 inch IPS display and runs Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Underneath the hood it is running a 1.2 GHZ dual core Qualcomm processor and has 1 GB of RAM. Internal storage is relegated to 16 GB which should be enough to hold all of your media. I really dig the fact it has 2 cameras! It has 5 MP one on the back that shoots video in 720 P and 1.3 MP on the front for video conferencing. There is a built in mic on the side of the device in order to chat in real time.
This device has a number of ports which is quite exciting given the price. It has a full HDMI out and USB port for transferring data or plugging it into your television. You can also plug a USB flash drive right into the unit and run data off of that.
T-Mobile will be offering the device for $199 on a 2 year contract and will be able to access 4G internet browsing. We also have a few videos that show off the new tablets that are courtesy of Android Central and Phonedog.
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