T-Mobile Loading New Tablets Into The Chute

T-Mobile is loading up and preparing to launch two new tablets into a marketplace that’s brimming with new tablet launches next week.

One of them is called the T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google. It’s a 4G enabled tablet with a 7 inch multitouch display and full 1280 x 800 HD resolution. It features a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, comes loaded with Android 3.2, has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and two cameras –a front facing 1.3 megapixel and a rear facing 5 megapixel. A microSD slot allows for an additional storage.

The other is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Also 4G enabled, this is an updated version last year’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 7. It’s thinner and lighter than the previous version, just 3/4 of a pound. It has a 7 inch display, a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot. At also runs Android 3.2.  It has a 3 megapixel rear facing camera and a two megapixel front facing camera.

T-Mobile is promoting both of these new tablets as media/entertainment solutions – and with a November 16 ship date, that throws them into the lions den with… Barnes and Noble’s new Nook Tablet AND Amazon’s new Kindle Fire, both of which are also being offered as media/entertainment solutions, and both of which are also being launched next week.

As we have already noted here at NFS, Amazon has been sucking the air out of the room with the new Kindle Fire, knocking the breath out of Barnes & Noble along the way. While T-Mobile’s new tablets will not be exactly a head-to-head matchup with the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire, it may be quite a challenge for T-Mobile to get their tablet launches much attention next week. But you hear about them here!

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Faroh Sauder has spent more than 30 years working as a journalist and educator. He has written on politics, international affairs, civil rights, and consumer education. Now mostly retired, Faroh continues to stay current on tech and consumer issues and reports on his interests here at News For Shoppers.