T-Mobile announced the SpringBoard and Galaxy Tab 10.1 at CTIA, but failed to reveal the launch date. Well, the magenta carrier is playing coy no more as it now plans to release the HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on November 2 and the device formerly known as the Huawei (pronounced “wah-way”) MediaPad on November 9.
We spent some hands-on time with the seven-inch SpringBoard at CTIA and came away impressed with its high resolution display and build quality. The Honeycomb 3.2 tablet will sport a pixel-per-inch of 216, while most other current-gen tablets PPI counts hover near 150. The SpringBoard will also have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 16GB of capacity. Both T-Mobile and Huawei have yet to reveal specific pricing, though reps did claim it would come in at less than $200. Rumors strongly indicate a $199 price tag.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be similar to both the Wi-Fi version and the LTE variant available through Verizon. However, it will also support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. There is no word on pricing for this Honeycomb tablet either, though Verizon charges $529.99 with a two-year contract, $699.99 without.