The RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) is a new Android tablet that offers the best of both worlds – it’s both a portable digital television, and an Android tablet. Inside this device is a standard over-the-air DTV tuner, along with a mobile TV tuner that is compatible with Dyle mobile TV, a service that enables viewers to watch live, local TV while they are on the go. With that type of tech inside, users will have on-the-go access to 130 mobile TV stations – at least while they are in the U.S.
The tablet itself sports an 8″ display with a mediocre 1024 x 768 resolution. Other specs include Wi-Fi, dual cameras, and GPS. The device is also running on a Cortex A5 1GHz processor processor, 1GB of RAM, and it packs in 8GB of on-board memory which can be expanded via microSD. It also sports USB and HDMI connectivity. You get all of this in a body that weighs only 1.4lbs with a battery life that promises to last up to 10 hours.
And while we would not usually consider RCA as a company to buy an Android tablet from, RCA does have a strong history in building portable digital tells, so we’re confident that the TV part of this tablet will be quite good. To that effect, the telly is going to come with features like a real-time signal strength display, an on-screen program information display, digital closed captioning, language settings, an auto channel scan, and a favorite channel setting.
The RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) will launch in spring for $299. Unfortunately there is no word yet regarding what version of Android it will be touting.