FreedomPop Liberty – WiFi-only Android tablet PC

Yes, you read that right: The California-based wireless internet and mobile phone service provider is launching an Android tablet PC called the FreedomPop Liberty. What’s so interesting about this 7-inch device? Well, for one thing, it will only set you back US $89. Interested? Read on to know more about it.

FreedomPop Liberty Android tablet PC

FreedomPop Liberty – 7-inch, $89 slate

We’re not strangers to uber affordable slates around these parts, though we should say that the Liberty has something different to offer. You can make calls or send SMS over the company’s VoIP – or Voice over IP – services. Of course, you can also make VoIP calls via apps available on Google Play, but let’s not get into that right now.

Let’s talk about what you do get out of this 89 dollar device. Not much, as one would expect for that kind of money. The FreedomPop Liberty will feature a 7-inch display that maxes out at 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor. If you found that underwhelming, then take a look at its memory: 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. Thankfully, there’s a microSD card slot available should you find yourself out of space. It also features a 0.3 MP webcam and a 4 MP rear snapper. Power comes courtesy of a 2400 mAh battery.

Software-wise, sources indicate that the Liberty will come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Should you get it?

That depends. If you want to have a more conventional “phone” experience, then you might as well wait for the Frenzy model, which will reportedly launch in November. It will have 4G LTE capabilities and will have a $99 price tag. If you need more out of your tablet (and don’t necessarily want FreedomPop’s services), then we suggest you shop around for a slate that will suit your needs and budget.

But if you do want to get a hold of the company’s services (and don’t want to wait for the slightly more expensive, 4G variant), then by all means, try out the FreedomPop Liberty. It’s an okay first tablet PC, but as we said, you can probably find something better.

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