RCA DDA850R Mobile TV Tablet Announced

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RCA announced the Mobile TV Tablet (model DDA850R), the industry’s first dual-tuner portable TV. This device 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 with Dyle mobile TV, offering viewers on-the-go access to 130 mobile TV stations throughout the country. With a stunning 8-inch screen, the RCA Mobile TV Tablet is both a portable TV set and a fully functional high-definition Android touchscreen tablet featuring a 1024×768 In-Plane Switching display, Cortex A5 1GHz processor, 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 (with built-in telescoping antenna), 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.

RCA DDA850R Mobile TV Tablet

As the first tablet enabled with both an ATSC Mobile DTV tuner and Dyle mobile TV, the RCA Mobile TV Tablet is ideal for virtually any viewing environment – from the kitchen countertop to the back seat of a car. Dyle is now on-the-air in more than 35 markets, delivering popular network TV shows and local news. The RCA Mobile TV Tablet also receives mobile digital TV channels from broadcasters not affiliated with Dyle.

Other TV functions built into the device creating a one of a kind viewing experience include real-time signal strength display, on-screen program information display and digital closed captioning. Additionally, features like language settings, auto channel scan and a favorite channel setting enable the consumer to take the RCA Mobile TV Tablet and personalize the device to fit their needs.

Price and Availability
The RCA DDA850R Mobile TV Tablet will be available spring 2013 for $299.


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  • TomasHunter

    Thanks for the article, Brian, but I really don’t know what RCA is thinking. That tablet is pretty under powered, especially at that price point. Beyond that, OTA channels suck unless you like infomercials. I will stick with my DISH Remote Access app, which gives me live TV and DVR recordings on almost any device I choose. I have it installed on my iPad, and I have been using it to kill time while riding the Light Rail on my daily commute to my office at DISH. I just don’t see anyone paying $300 for an old tablet with an antenna sticking out of it.