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T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

T-Mobile SpringBoard

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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.

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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

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

Back

Camera

 

microSD memory card slot and SIM slot



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T-Mobile SpringBoard

T-Mobile SpringBoard

OS: Android 4.0.4 3.2
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display7.0 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (216 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
1 GB 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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