T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

Introduction and Design
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:

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.

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.

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