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?