U.S.-based network operator AT&T has ventured into a new territory with the launch of its first-ever AT&T branded tablet dubbed the Trek HD.

Another novel move for the wireless network is that the Trek HD is also the first Android tablet AT&T will be retailing that houses Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

AT&T took the wraps off the 4G LTE-enabled Trek HD tablet on Monday, May 11, and markets the lightweight device as the perfect on-the-go companion for watching movies or doing work—a tablet to enjoy in the company of others.

"The Trek HD is a big step forward for AT&T in terms of developing affordable products with premium features. Not only is this our first AT&T branded tablet, it's the first tablet in our entire portfolio with Lollipop already installed," said Jeff Bradley, SVP of Device Marketing and Developer Services at AT&T Mobility.

The Trek HD boasts an 8-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet weighs 12 ounces and is 0.35 inch thick.

Under the hood, the Trek HD houses a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, which is clocked at 1.6GHz. The device has 1GB of RAM and will be available with 16GB on-board memory (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card).

The Trek HD is also 4G LTE-compatible and touts a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP front-facing camera for those who like taking selfies and video chatting. The AT&T tablet also has a 4060mAH battery that offers support for up to 5.5 hours of use.

The tablet also has Bluetooth 4.0 and, as noted earlier, will come pre-loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Trek HD has an eco-rating of three stars out of a maximum of five.

While AT&T did not say who the manufacturer of its tablet is, the Trek HD is set to go on sale online on the carrier's web store from May 12. It is now available for purchase on www.att.com. The device hits brick and mortar AT&T stores from May 15.

The Trek HD will cost $49.99 on a two-year contract. Alternatively, customers can shell out $10 each month for 20 months as part of the AT&T Tablet Installment plan. Purchasing the tablet on no commitment, however, will cost $199.99.

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