T-Mobile SpringBoard

The Good The T-Mobile SpringBoard has an initial low contract price, fast 4G speeds, SD card memory expansion, Mini-HDMI, good build quality, and many useful preinstalled apps.

The Bad Committing to a two-year plan still gives us the heebie-jeebies. Also, its no-contract price is $100 more than that of the other current Honeycomb 7-incher.

The Bottom Line The T-Mobile SpringBoard has the performance and features to rival most small tablets, but the price is a bit hard to swallow.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 7.0
6.5 Overall

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Review

T-Mobile SpringBoard

Editors' note: Thanks to the release of recent, high-quality tablets, the overall score of the Springboard has been adjusted down from 7 to 6.5.

I'm against signing up for multiyear contracts for tablets. The way I see it, the market is still too young to be committed to a single device for so long. My advice is the same advice my uncle gave me in high school: it's best to shop around and not be tied down to any single device. Only he was referring to girls, if I remember correctly.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $430
  • Brand T-Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 7 in
  • Type Android 3.x (Honeycomb)
  • Weight 14.11 oz
  • Color Category white
  • Cameras (for SD) rear camera + front camera
  • Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
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