T-Mobile Inc. this holiday may battle Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire by selling the SpringBoard tablet at a sub-$200 price point.

The T-Mobile SpringBoard, manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., is a 7-inch HD multi-touch tablet that includes a 1.2Ghz Dual-Core CPU, 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording functionality, 1.3MP front-facing camera, SD card slot for up 32GB of storage, HSPA+ 4G functionality, and Google Inc.’s Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS.

It is slated to retail at under $200 with a two-year contract.

The price point matches Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which will sell Nov. 15 at $199.00.

The Kindle Fire includes a full-color 7-inch multi-touch IPS display, Dual-Core CPU, 8GB Internal Memory, Wi-Fi functionality, and up to eight hours of battery life.

However, the T-Mobile SpringBoard will include HSPA+ 4G wireless functionality to access data without a Wi-Fi connection.

Both tablets aim to compete in a market dominated by Apple Inc.’s iPad, which has sold 30 million units to date.

Products like the XOOM from Motorola Mobility Inc. and the Galaxy Tab from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have failed to make a significant dent with consumers due to $400 to $600 price tags.

HP Aug. 19 price cut the TouchPad 16GB SKU to $99.99 from $499.99 and the 32GB SKU to $149.99 from $599.99 due to lackluster sales.

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