Hands-on with the T-Mobile Springboard with Google

Here's our first look at the lastest in the line of 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablets -- the T-Mobile Springboard with Google. Not a whole lot here you haven't seen before. It's Honeycomb (Android 3.2, to be exact), and it's 7 inches. Nothing's really been customized, though you've got a wealth of T-Mobile apps.

Physically speaking, Huawei's made a nice little device here. It's reminiscent of the BlackBerry PlayBook in look and feel, and that's not a horrible thing. It's got HDMI out and microUSB and, well, that's about it. It's powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260 processor. It's got a 5MP camera on the back, and 1.3MP up front.

Still no word on pricing, but Huawei said this morning that "you'll be impressed." Pics and video are after the break.

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  • I had their s7 tablet (purchased in Feb. 11) - had a ton of hardware problems. If it had worked it would have been great - but the thing kicked the bucket after a couple months (July 11) . A total waste of money.
  • Wasn't it still under warranty?
  • How does the screen quality look?
  • How do you pronounce the name of this thing?
  • Assuming they had to cut corners somewhere to make the price impressive, let's figure it's got a teeny tiny battery. They've been careful to keep battery specs under wraps, which is always a bad sign. Any word on how long it'll last in the real world?
  • You can see the specs here:
  • I like the design and the thinness. With Amazon setting the bar at $199, it will be difficult for T-Mo to price this at more than $275 (it does have pretty fast T-Mobile 4G after all). If the price is right (and if the hardware is decent), it will be a choice between this and the Kindle Tablet for me.
  • this is suppose to be less then 199 with contract!