MetroPCS launches its first tablet

MetroPCS launches its first tablet
Pre-paid carrier MetroPCS has introduced its first tablet, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7. Not only is the slate available for just $149, it can be used on one of three new rate plans being offered by the T-Mobile owned subsidiary. All three rate plans offer unlimited data. For $10 a month, you will receive 1GB of high-speed 4G LTE data, with the balance at a slower speed. Pay $20 each month, and you will get 3GB of high-speed 4G LTE data at your disposal, with the balance at a slower speed. And if you cough up $30 each month, you will be given 5GB of high-speed 4G LTE data, with the balance at a slower speed.

What about the tablet? We can tell you that the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 features a 7 inch TFT display with resolution of  1024 x 600. That works out to a pixel density of 170ppi. Driving the tablet is a dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT8312 CPU, with the Mali-400 GPU handling graphics. 1GB of RAM is on board, and native storage available to the user is 2.4GB. Luckily, there is a 32GB capacity microSD slot available for those who need extra storage. The 2MP rear-facing camera is about as basic as they come with no auto-focus or flash.There is a .3MP front-facing camera, and the whole shebang is powered by a 3240mAh battery. The tablet supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and Android 4.2 is pre-installed.

Of course, T-Mobile CEO John Legere had to use the opportunity to get in a shot against MetroPCS competitors Boost and Cricket. Neither of those two pre-paid operators offers tablets at this point.

You can check out our review of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 by clicking on this link.

source: T-Mobile

Related phones

OneTouch POP 7
  • OS Android 4.2
  • Display 7.0 inches 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware MediaTek 1GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 3240 mAh


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