T-Mobile has updated the launch plans for the SpringBoard tablet, known overseas as the Huawei MediaPad. The 7 inch Android tablet will be available from the US wireless carrier starting November 16th when customers will be able to pick it up for a down payment of $179.99.
You’ll notice I said down payment, not price. That’s because you’re not actually getting a subsidized tablet here when you sign up for a 2-year service plan. Instead, T-Mobile will just tack an extra $10 per month onto your data plan until you’ve paid off the full price of the tablet, which is $429.99.
But wait there’s more. You actually have to shell out $229.99 at the time of purchase, and T-Mobile will give you a $50 mail-in rebate card to get you to the $180 price.
The T-Mobile SpringBoard is a nice looking tablet with a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor, a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, GPS, WiFi, and HSPA+ and front and rear cameras.
The tablet runs Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and it’s a bit cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus tablet which T-Mobile is offering for a down payment of $250 (or about $200 more when it’s all paid off) starting on November 16th.
via Unwired View