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Alcatel 3T 8 launches as T-Mobile's first 600MHz tablet on Oct. 12 for just $150

Alcatel's new Android tablet is focused on serving as a family-friendly tablet with a compelling price. It launches with the latest version of Android and a whole lot more.

TCL Communication announced the Alcatel 3T 8 Android tablet, and it looks to be a compelling low-cost tablet that will provide fun for the whole family. At just $6 a month for 24 months, $150 full price, it's tough not to consider this tablet and its LTE connectivity.

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The Apple iPad dominates the tablet market, with a few others making Android tablets that are usually priced too high to seriously challenge the iPad. This new tablet offers quite a bit for a very low price -- and including support for T-Mobile's latest 600MHz extended range LTE with CloserTV, Kids Mode, and blue light reduction mode means I will be trying this tablet out soon.

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Specifications of the Alcatel 3T 8 include:

  • Processor: MediaTek MT8765A 1.5GHz quad-core
  • Display: 8-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels resolution HD IPS
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB internal with microSD expansion card slot
  • Cameras: 5-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras
  • Connectivity: LTE bands 2/4/5/12/66/71, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM radio
  • Battery: 4,080 mAh
  • Audio: 3.5mm headset jack
  • Dimensions: 209.3 x 125 x 8.4 mm and 294 grams

The 4,080 mAh battery is advertised to provide 8.5 hours of constant video streaming over Wi-Fi or 7 hours on LTE. The Alcatel-exclusive CloserTV app brings together services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and more into one single experience to make it easier to enjoy your favorite video content.

The Kids Mode feature lets you control what apps your kids can interact with and how much time they can spend with those apps. Alcatel also has an exclusive Eye Care mode that reduces blue light to help relieve visual fatigue.

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