T-Mobile touts two 4G Android tablets: SpringBoard, Galaxy Tab

The carrier will sell the 7-inch SpringBoard and the 10.1-inch flagship Samsung tablet later this year. Both come with Android 3.2, aka Honeycomb.

T-Mobile's 7-inch SpringBoard Android Tablet.
T-Mobile's 7-inch SpringBoard Android Tablet. T-Mobile

The U.S. carrier T-Mobile announced plans today to sell to two Android tablets with 4G networking abilities in coming weeks, its own 7-inch SpringBoard and Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Each will come with the newest version of Google's tablet-oriented Honeycomb incarnation of the Android operating system, version 3.2, and will go on sale "in time for the holidays," the company said.

Samsung's 10.1-inch tablet first debuted months ago, but without 4G networking abilities. It's at the heart of a swirling collection of patent infringement lawsuits with Apple , whose iOS-powered iPad models dominate today's tablet market.

The 7-inch SpringBoard, with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, is built by Huawei, T-Mobile said. It has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, which can record 720p video, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Its smaller size lets it fit into a jacket pocket.

Installed media applications include Blockbuster on Demand, Netflix, and T-Mobile TV. Also built in is the TeleNav GPS Navigator app for turn-by-turn navigation.

T-Mobile--the first carrier in the world to offer its own Android device--didn't announce prices.

T-Mobile plans to sell a 4G version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet.
T-Mobile plans to sell a 4G version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. T-Mobile

 

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