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access_time January 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Mobile by Brett Day

Watch, Surf and Play: RCA to bring back the Mobile TV


Who remembers those old portable TV’s from the early 90’s, you know the ones I am talking about, the ones with the little 2-inch screens and 4ft tall antenna. No? Maybe I am just showing my age, either way, the portable TV is making a comeback with a 21st century makeover thanks to RCA. Next week RCA will show the world its 8-inch, dual tuner, mobile TV tablet at CES.

The good old days. RCA's new mobile TV will like be a slight upgrade from this one.

The good old days. RCA’s new mobile TV will like be a slight upgrade from this one.

RCA’s new portable TV will include a standard over-the-air DTV tuner, along with a mobile TV tuner that is compatible with Dyle 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, which will allow the end user to access 130 mobile TV stations throughout the country.

The RCA DMT580D is a fully functional WiFi 802.11b/g/n Android tablet featuring a Cortex A5 1GHz processor, a 8-inch high definition screen 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 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 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 tablet is certainly priced competitively. Look for RCA mobile TV next week during CES, and this spring when it is released to the masses.


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