An innovative tablet PC is set to be introduced at the upcoming CES 2013, which would support both conventional and mobile digital TV transmissions. RCS Mobile TV tablet PC includes tuners that accepts both the high bandwidth ATSC digital signals from roof-top antenna and low bandwidth mobile ATSC signals. The tablet PC would sport a 20.3-cm (8-inch) display screen and would run on Google’s Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Based on an ARM Cortex A5 1GHz processor, the device boosts of a battery life of 10 hours for web use and 4 hours for mobile TV. The tablet PC is made by a South Korean-based manufacturer of portable and mobile TV products named Digital Stream and sold under the RCA brand name. The device is expected to be priced at $299.
Both NBC and Fox are creating a network of transmitters to offer a mobile service, however, the services are currently on air in only 35 television markets. The mobile services are offered under the brand name of Dyle free of cost. The service will remain free for at least in 2013. The tablet will allow reception of all local TV broadcasts, but users can get most of them when static and only a few of them while in motion.