RCA will offer this spring an 8-inch full-function Android tablet with two TV tuners—Mobile DTV (ATSC m/h) using the Dyle system and a standard DTV over-the-air tuner.
Dyle offers programming from leading TV broadcasters including NBC and Fox, ABC and CBS over 130 MDTV stations in 35 markets. MDTV (mobile DTV is digital over-the-air-TV that works in a moving vehicle or a portable device, where standard DTV must be stationary for clear reception).
The $299 tablet doubles as both a portable TV set and an Android touchscreen tablet with Wi-Fi, dual cameras, and GPS functionality. It will be formally introduced at CES next week.
“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,” said Chris Lee, VP 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.”
The tablet has a high-definition (1024×768) touchscreen and it runs on a Cortex A5 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of on-board flash memory. It has HDMI, USB, MicroUSB and MicroSD ports. Battery life is up to 4 hours in mobile TV mode and 10 hours when web browsing.