HP Slate 7 HD back

T-Mobile has announced that they're going to start selling tablets at Walmart, which will include an initial lineup with the $179 Trio AXS and $229 HP Slate 7 HD. The AXS is a 7.85-inch Android tablet with 16 GB of storage, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM, while the HP Slate 7 HD has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display. The AXS is already on sale and the Slate 7 HD will be available in June.

Though these aren't exactly blockbuster tablets, T-Mobile's push into tablet data with 200 MB free for anyone combined with a broad, mainstream retail presence through Walmart are both smart moves. It's safe to expect that the selection will expand soon, especially once back-to-school season comes around and students are looking for a tablet on the cheap. How often do you guys buy electronics at Walmart? Do you expect T-Mobile will be able to hook users into ponying up for a full data plan with their 200 MB incentive?

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Soon you'll be able to get cheap T-Mobile tablets from Walmart

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And here's my mom's birthday present!

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I just researched the Trio AXS (which, btw, if you google it you won't find anything...it's the Apollo Brands Trio AXS)....the most recent version of android they are working with, currently, is 4.1. Even at the prices charged I wouldn't buy this. A Nexus 7 is around the same price and runs 4.4.2.

From the Wal-Mart link ("The AXS is already on sale") above:

"Trio AXS 3G with WiFi 7.85" Touchscreen Tablet PC Featuring Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, White/Silver"

This sounds kinda cool actually! I love T-Mobile and will be needing a basic tablet soon! I know in the COR stors you get a 1GB of data for the rest of 2014...