T-Mobile’s SpringBoard Tablet has a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on board storage, which can be expanded by using the tablet’s handy little micro SD card slot.
The SpringBoard tablet also utilises all of the standard features that we’ve now come to expect; there’s a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel back camera, Bluetooth functionality, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and GPS.
The 7-inch HD screen’s 1280-by-800 pixel resolution is looking good, it provides you with fantastically sharp text when reading web pages and e-books.
It comes with Android Honeycomb 3.2 and has a number of interesting media apps already preinstalled, including Netflix, T-Mobile TV and Blockbuster video. The tablet itself is of a high quality, with a somewhat slippery to touch but attractive aluminium backing.
If you purchase the SpringBoard with a T-Mobile contract, you can take advantage of their impressive 4G LTE network – where a 20mb app download takes only 25 seconds to download to the tablet over the network, incredibly speedy! It’s not as fast as a Wi-Fi download (10 seconds for the same size file), but a vast improvement on speeds over any old 3G network.
The T-Mobile SpringBoard tablet will be released in the US on the 16th November at $179.99 (£111) with a $50 mail rebate and a 2 year contract. The contract free option will retail at around $430 (£269), a pretty good price for its features.