RCA announced an 8-inch fully functional high-definition Android touchscreen tablet with Wi-Fi, dual cameras, and GPS functionality. The RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) features a 1024 x 768 resolution 8” display, a Cortex A5 1GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM.
The device include a standard over-the-air DTV tuner, along with a mobile TV tuner that is compatible with Dyle mobile TV. Dyle is providing transmitting channels(ATSC M/H), which is a separate signal, optimized for use on mobile/handheld devices (allows you to move around and keep the signal, whereas with an ATSC tuner on a TV, you have to reposition the antenna to pick up different stations).
Dyle mobile TV is offering consumers a new, easy way to experience and enjoy live, broadcast television on their mobile devices at home or on-the-go. The Dyle application enables live broadcast programming – such as local and national news, as well as sports and entertainment content, utilizing the ATSC-Mobile DTV standard. Compatible across Android and Apple iOS-enabled devices, Dyle is available in 35 US markets, potentially reaching 55 percent of the population, and will add additional network programming and hardware in the future. Dyle is operated by the Mobile Content Venture (MCV), a joint-venture of 12 major broadcast groups including Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps Co., Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television Inc., Media General Inc., Meredith Corp., Post-Newsweek Stations Inc. and Raycom Media, all of which are part of the standalone entity known as Pearl, LLC, as well as Fox, ION Television and NBC. For more information, visit www.dyle.tv
"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 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 Wi-Fi, 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.