Even though the Apple iPad continues to rule the tablet market, manufacturers and carriers continue to release Android Honeycomb tablets. Tonight T-Mobile USA announced the 7 inch SpringBoard from Huawei and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, both with HSPA+ radios. There is no pricing information available yet and the only availability information given is that they will be available in time for the holidays.
T-Mobile has sold the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, the G-Slate, and the lame Dell Streak in the past. These two new tablets come preloaded with Honeycomb and after using a WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the past week I am still not sold on this tablet operating system that I still believe has several areas for improvement and lots of room for application growth.
The T-Mobile SpringBoard is advertised as an affordable tablet so I imagine it will come in at less than $199.99, but we don't have any information on pricing yet. It 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 comes with BlockBuster on Demand, T-Mobile TV, Netflix, and even TeleNav GPS Navigator software so it can be your media consumption device and large screen GPS navigation device.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a large tablet that is also very thin and light. It is much more of a home tablet than something you want to be out and about with due to the large size. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes preinstalled with T-Mobile TV, Samsung Media Hub, games, and media reading applications and it is definitely targeted as a super web browsing and media consumption device.