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T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

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T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
This is a short review of the T-Mobile SpringBoard tablet. It is similar to the Huawei Media Pad and runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

Introduction and Design:

T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
The T-Mobile SpringBoard is not only a pocket-sized tablet, but the price is modest as well, under $180 with contract. The SpringBoard is based on the Huawei MediaPad tablet, and shares many of the same features including the 7” display and dual core processor, and goes head-to-head with the higher priced Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

The SpringBoard’s construction feels well made and solid overall, with silver and white plastic used on the back of the device. It is also comfortable to hold, but does feel a bit heavy at 14.1 oz, which is 2oz more than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Located on the front of the SpringBoard is the reasonable size 7” IPS TFT display that features an HD resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Both images and text look amazing on it, colors are vibrant, and off-axis viewing angles are good. The only issue we had was trying to view the display outside in the sun, as the screen just wasn’t bright enough, even though we did turn the backlight all the way up, and the sun’s reflection didn’t help either.

The T-Mobile SpringBoard’s construction feels well made and solid overall - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
The T-Mobile SpringBoard’s construction feels well made and solid overall - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

The T-Mobile SpringBoard’s construction feels well made and solid overall


T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

On the top of the tablet are dual stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headset jack, with the power/lock key and volume rocker on the right side, leaving the power input, microUSB port, microphone, and Type-D Micro HDMI output that supports 1080p video on the bottom. The back has the 5MP camera, and there is microSD memory card slot and SIM slot hidden under the bottom white plastic cover.

Power input, microUSB port, microphone, and Micro HDMI output  (bottom) - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
Dual stereo speakers (top) - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
Power key and volume rocker (right) - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

Power input, microUSB port, microphone, and Micro HDMI output  (bottom)

Dual stereo speakers (top)

Power key and volume rocker (right)


Back - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
Camera - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
microSD memory card slot and SIM slot - T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

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microSD memory card slot and SIM slot



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posted on 05 Dec 2011, 09:28 2

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1140; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


so you took 3 points for camera on a device that is mainly for movies,apps,and games?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:30 6

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2864; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Agreed, doesnt make sense to drop the score so low due to a camera quality. Is that really ever a deal breaker for any tablet?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:48

7. kshell1 (Posts: 1140; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i know. i mean sure if you love taking pics you woud like a good camera but thats what phones like the n8 and samsung galaxy s2 and iphone 4s are for (dont like iphone but got to admit camera is great)

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 10:18 1

2. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


good review, good tablet at a good price point. hopefully it sells.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 10:47 1

3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


they couldn't give it more...remember, there is an ipad:]

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:14

5. robinrisk (unregistered)


It did not deserve more. Its a good tablet, but not amazing.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:04

4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


this sounds like the best deal going right now to me.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 00:43

8. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Wow, this is pretty good, this was made by Huaweii? I'm impressed, or am I wrong about the manufacturer?

posted on 18 Dec 2011, 08:22

9. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


This is just the beginning. Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, ZTE, Meizu) are growing technologically pretty fast.

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T-Mobile SpringBoard

T-Mobile SpringBoard

OS: Android 4.0.4 3.2
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Display7.0 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (216 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260, Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size7.48 x 5.08 x 0.41 inches
(190 x 129 x 10 mm)
14.10 oz  (400 g)

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