RCA made an announcement recently that they will soon be releasing a Mobile TV tablet. This device will be making an appearance next week over at the International CES. The RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) is a dual tuner device that comes with the standard over the air tuner as well as a Dyle mobile TV tuner.
RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) Technical Specifications
- Display: 8-inch IPS with a 1024×768 resolution
- Processor: 1GHz Cortex A5
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB internal ; Expandable via micro SD card slot
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, microUSB, USB, GPS
- Weight: 1.4lbs
This device has the distinction of being the first tablet to feature a dual tuner. Aside from the regular over the air channels users will have access to the 130 mobile stations all across the U.S. which is covered by Dyle.
A press release by RCA says that “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. 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.”
Aside from its TV features it’s also an Android tablet that has a pair of speakers in the front and a rear camera. It has full access to the Google Play store so you can download any app you want. Usage time runs for 4 hours on mobile TV while web browsing yields 10 hours.
This device will be available this coming Spring with a price tag of $299.