AT&T Blazes New Trail With Self-Branded, 8-Inch ‘Trek HD’ Lollipop Tablet
The tablet market may have seen better days, but fresh entries will soon be making their way to the market. We talked this morning about the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, and the rumors persist about a 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro. But AT&T today announced its first self-branded tablet: the Trek HD.
The Trek HD is about as basic the come with regards to entry-level tablets, and includes a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, an 8-inch HD display (AT&T doesn’t specify, but we’re assuming 1280x720), 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, 2MP front- and 5MP rear-facing cameras, and a 4060 mAh battery that is good for eight hours of battery life. And of course, the Trek HD comes has build in LTE connectivity, so AT&T is hoping that you throw the tablet onto your Mobile Share Value plan (it costs an additional $10/month to add a tablet to you existing plan).
You’ll also be happy to note that the 12-ounce Trek HD is the first Android tablet from AT&T that comes right out of the box with Android 5.0 Lollipop. It finally looks like our Android 4.4 KitKat days are behind us for new devices.
AT&T will sell the Trek HD for $50 with a new, two-year contract or for a total of $200 ($10 per month for 20 months). The Trek HD will be available starting tomorrow from ATT.com and starting this Friday in AT&T retail stores.