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T-Mobile announces two tablets – 7 inch SpringBoard and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

October 10, 2011 | by Charles West

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T-Mobile USA just announced two new Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablets to its roster, the 7-inch Huawei SpringBoard and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – both slates carry HSPA+ radios.

The T-Mobile SpringBoard has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 7 inch display, SD card slot, 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera. The SpringBoard will carry a few apps pre-installed like BlockBuster on Demand, T-Mobile TV, Netflix, and even TeleNav GPS Navigator software. This slates’ features along with its apps can give users a device that can be tailored for media consumption or turned into a large mutant-like GPS navigation device for your car.

By now, we should all be familiar with the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s the same 10.1-inch tablet, but this version will have T-Mobile’s 4G data inside. Users can also expect a slew of apps — T-Mobile TV, Qello, Samsung Media Hub, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD demo, SIM City Deluxe demo, Blio eReader and Zinio.

Discussing the company’s latest offerings, Jeremy Korst, vice president of mobile broadband and emerging devices, T-Mobile USA in a release said:

“The T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are the perfect evolution of T-Mobile’s tablet portfolio, providing consumers with the right choice of tablet to easily look up a recipe at the grocery store, update social media sites on the bus or stream movies and music in the back seat of the car.”

You have to give T-Mobile its credit, this is the carriers fourth and fifth tabs respectively — before were the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, the G-Slate, and the Dell Streak. Pricing and release dates have not been given, but both tablets are expected to be available for the holiday season.