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Published On: Fri, Nov 18th, 2011

T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet Review & Price

T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet comes with light weight , Good display

What would be your decision if we say that T-Mobile is offering a Number 1 tablet in the market which features light weight and crisp display? Well, we cannot say about the Number 1 product, but yes we can give an outlook about this tablet which has introduced by T-Mobile and named as SpringBoard.

T-Mobile SpringBoard Design :

T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet

T-Mobile is offering an average ranged display on the SpringBoard, but the graphic performance is literally good. This 7 inches tablet gives a tough competition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as well as 10.1 4G when considered the carriers (HSPA+). Besides, if we talk about the price, no doubt it is also set on average and not expensive – $180. Launched on November 16 with two years contract, you can expect this tablet to be on your hand. The twist is, for T-Mobile, the $180 is just a down payment and the total cost goes to $380 including $50 mail-in rebate. So, the price increases. If after this, you think that there is a need for a tablet with mobile broadband then we must say this Android 3.2 Honeycomb model is a good option to consider.

The design is very simple with no buttons on the top. It’s just the touchscreen with navigation options present down the screen. At the right corner of this device, you will find a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera which is useful for video chatting. We cannot say that this tablet is the lightest 7 inches device in the market not even we can say it as the smallest. Yet, it measures at 7.48×5.08×0.41 inches. Well, we can compare the T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet with the HTC Flyer, but with a more streamlined profile, enables you to hold it comfortably on your hand. Silvery metallic rear body is more impressive which is adorned with white panels (only at top and bottom). At the bottom, the panel pops off to provide you with a MicroSD card slot.

The T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet weights at 0.88 pound which is similar to the forthcoming model Toshiba Thrive 7-inch Tablet. Well, as we have seen, it is also similar to the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. For one handed operation, we have found that the weight is reasonable, but if the weight have shed off a bit, it would have been more comfortable to handle and run for longer duration. The display is attractive and is also comfortable to read. It boasts a 1280×800 pixels resolution which is quite a good catch. The text and image seems very smooth and sharp and you can enjoy every detail on screen. In fact, the color balances well, giving you excellent viewing of images and videos. Overall, you will always enjoy the high resolution pictures on this tablet.

SpringBoard Tablet Performance :

T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet ReviewLets directly jump to the sound and we must say that the sound didn’t impress us much. It may be disappointing especially to those who are music freak. The SpringBoard boasts built-in stereo speakers. Apart from this, the video playback is very smooth and provides ultimate contrast and detail. In other words, we cannot resist saying that this 7 inches SpringBoard is the best performer till date to produce better video output. The tablet features T-Mobile branding, 4G radio and a customized software load. While holding in portrait mode, you will find two buttons at the right – volume rocker and sleep, wake, and power button. Under the hood, the tablet houses a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor with 16GB storage and 1GB memory.

Camera :

We have also admired the camera what this tablet provides – 5 megapixel at the rear and 1.3 megapixel at front. The camera provides good clarity, but not something which can be considered as the best in the market.

T-Mobile Tablet Price :

16GB storage comes standard for all the tablets with a price range of $350 to $400. You can add up to 32GB storage capacity on its MicroSDHC card slot, but the flap is a bit irritating to remove. All in all, the T-Mobile SpringBoard Tablet comes at a price tag of $430. You can pick this tablet at a down payment of $179.99, but while purchasing you have to shell out $299.99 where T-Mobile will offer you a $50 mail-in rebate card. So, the final price drops down to $180.

At the bottom, you will find Micro USB, Micro HDMI ports, and power button whereas, at the top of the tablet sits stereo speakers if hold on portrait mode. The music is loud in full mode to fill a small room with enthusiasm. The best what we can say is the operating system, Android 3.2. So, people can think about it after hearing the data plans offered by T-Mobile (starting at $30 a month with $10 discount/month) and other value added features.

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