Alcatel Pop 7

Data-enabled tablets can run you a pretty penny, but MetroPCS is looking to get you connected on the go without emptying your wallet with this, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7. Beginning today, MetroPCS will not only be carrying the affordable tablet, which will only run you for $149, but will be offering new data plans to supply them. These will be starting at $10 a month for unlimited data and 1 GB 4G speeds.

Granted, a $150 tablet isn't necessarily going to wow you with the hardware, but it's a 7-inch tablet with 1024x600 resolution, 4 GB storage (with microSD slot), 1 GB RAM, and a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, so it should get you by if you're looking for a basic, not too expensive tablet for on-the-go work or play. Other specs worth taking note of are the 3240 mAh battery, and the software version will disappoint since it's running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. We first saw the tablet in January but it's still disappointing that the software hasn't moved on.

Existing MetroPCS customers can even get 5 bucks knocked off their bill a month when they add the OneTouch Pop 7 to their service, knocking the data plans for their new tablet down to:

  • $10 / Month: Unlimited Data with first 1GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $20 / Month: Unlimited Data with first 3GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds
  • $30 / Month: Unlimited Data with first 5GB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds

For new customers, plans start at 15 bucks a month, which still isn't a whole lot. We first got a look way back at CES, so check out a hand-on at the link below.

More: Hands on with the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7