RCA, the American electronics company, just officially unveiled their first Television tablet, called as RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) that features dual-tuner mobile TV and working on Google Android as the operating system, just like other conventional tablet from other brand. The company also confirm if the device will be showed at the CES 2013 in Las Vegas and expected will be hit the market and ready for order this Spring with $299 retail price point.
Similar to Sony Xperia J, the dual tuner TV tablet will be comes with a 1GHZ of Cortex-A5 single processor as the heart of the device, but bring higher memory with 1GB of DDR RAM and integrated with a 8GB of internal flash storage. For memory expansion, this model has a microSD card slot for memory expansion with support up to 32GB, as well as a micro USB 2.0 port for transfer data.
RCA Mobile TV Tablet DDA850R tablet will be boasts a 8.0 inch High Definition touch screen display and uses IPS technology display with support a native resolution of 1024 x 768 resolutions. For detailed and enhanced viewing experience, you can also connect into HDTV, thanks to HDMI port. Of course, it also has a front facing camera for video chats and a rear facing camera for capture photos and video recording.
The Mobile TV Tablet has a roof-top antenna to receiving mobile ATSC broadcasts and a Dyle mobile TV tuner with support 130 mobile TV stations. On the press release, Chris Lee, Vice President of Marketing for Digital Stream said, “The addition of both stationary and mobile TV capability in a tablet receiver means that viewers will never be out of touch with the latest news, weather, sports, and favorite channels. Our new RCA Mobile TV Tablet includes a telescoping antenna to receive regular digital TV channels when you’re not moving, and mobile TV when life keeps you busy and on the move. Mobile TV from Dyle is ideal for keeping up with local broadcasts when on-the go.”
Sadly, we did not get any information about the version of Android as the operating system and dimension of the device, but we get rumors if the tablet will be bundled with a battery that provides up to 10 hours of battery usage. So, what do you think? If you interested, you can check the Full Press Release below.
The worlds of TV viewing and handheld computing come together in the new RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) introduced next week at the International CES as the electronics industry’s first dual-tuner mobile TV. This device will include a standard over-the-air DTV tuner, along with a mobile TV tuner that is compatible with Dyle(TM)mobile TV, a service that enables consumers to watch live, local TV while they are on the go. The RCA Mobile TV Tablet is the first tablet device to feature an integrated mobile TV tuner with Dyle mobile TV, offering viewers on-the-go access to 130 mobile TV stations throughout the country. With a stunning 8-inch screen, the RCA Mobile TV Tablet is both a portable TV set and a fully functional high-definition Android touchscreen tablet with Wi-Fi, dual cameras, and GPS functionality.
“The addition of both stationary and mobile TV capability in a tablet receiver means that viewers will never be out of touch with the latest news, weather, sports, and favorite channels. Our new RCA Mobile TV Tablet includes a telescoping antenna to receive regular digital TV channels when you’re not moving, and mobile TV when life keeps you busy and on the move. Mobile TV from Dyle is ideal for keeping up with local broadcasts when on-the go,” Chris Lee, Vice President of Marketing for Digital Stream. “Research consistently shows that consumers who try mobile TV not only watch television with greater frequency, but they also enjoy catching up on the latest information wherever they go. Reaction to our first generation of standalone Mobile DTV receivers has been very positive, and we look forward to more widespread and more advanced services made possible by the addition of this Mobile TV Tablet to the RCA product portfolio.”
“The rapid advancement of mobile TV technology is giving consumers unparalleled flexibility in how they watch TV and our integration with DST offers yet another way to view TV while they’re on-the-go,” said Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-general managers of Mobile Content Venture (MCV). “This is another great example of executing against our broader go-to-market strategy and commitment to delivering great, user-friendly technology to users everywhere.”
As the first tablet enabled with both an ATSC Mobile DTV tuner and Dyle mobile TV, the RCA Mobile TV Tablet is ideal for virtually any viewing environment — from the kitchen countertop to the back seat of a car. Dyle is now on-the-air in more than 35 markets, delivering popular network TV shows and local news. The RCA Mobile TV Tablet also receives mobile digital TV channels from broadcasters not affiliated with Dyle.
Other TV functions built into the device creating a one of a kind viewing experience include real-time signal strength display, on-screen program information display and digital closed captioning. Additionally, features like language settings, auto channel scan and a favorite channel setting enable the consumer to take the RCA Mobile TV Tablet and personalize the device to fit their needs.
Fully-Functional Tablet PC
With a bright 8-inch high-definition (1024×768) In-Plane Switching touchscreen, the RCA DMT580D is a fully functional WiFi 802.11b/g/n Android tablet featuring a Cortex A5 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of on-board flash memory. In addition to its unique dual-tuner design for reception of standard and mobile TV broadcasts (with built-in telescoping antenna), the RCA Mobile TV Tablet includes cameras on the front and rear of the tablet, twin speakers, integrated GPS, and USB, MicroUSB, MicroSD, and HDMI connectivity. Weighing only 1.4 pounds, the DMT580D also includes built-in WiFi, a Google search browser, and compatibility with the Google Play app store. The RCA 8-inch Mobile TV Tablet has a battery life up to four hours in mobile TV mode, or up to 10 hours when web browsing.
With a suggested retail price of $299, the RCA Mobile TV Tablet will be available this coming spring.