FreedomPop has announced a shift in direction by announcing its intentions to sell new, branded, low-cost hardware and moving away from branding refurbished Sprint hardware in the Liberty tablet that features a 6.7-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The main camera captures 4-megapixel images and the front-facing camera captures at VGA resolution. The Liberty also supports memory cards up to 32GB and includes a 2,400mAh battery.The eventual goal for this tablet is to feature increased storage at even lower prices in the future.
FreedomPop is marketing the Liberty as a phablet for the masses, but is limited to Wi-Fi and does not include any cellular capabilities. Like its smartphone products, Liberty owners will receive 200 voice minutes and 500 messages for free and both services will require an active Wi-Fi network to function. FreedomPop has also confirmed a larger 10-inch tablet with LTE called the Frenzy that will launch next month for $99. Furthermore, another FreedomPop-branded, LTE-equipped Android smartphone will be launched in the future, also for $89. The FreedomPop Liberty currently costs $89 and begins shipping today. FreedomPop has also confirmed plans to offer the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Note 3 in the future at half of their current MSRPs.