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 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.