T-Mobile G-Slate is the LG’s first tablet device which was announced at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. It runs on the latest Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. T-Mobile G-Slate is the re-branded version of the LG Optimus Pad. This device has been recently released in the US and it is exclusively available on the airwaves of T-Mobile. If you are planning to buy this tablet, then we will share a secret code, which will help you to get a $100 discount on T-Mobile G-Slate via Telesales. Until then, check out the complete specs below.
T-Mobile G-Slate features a 8.9 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with 2D recording in full HD (1080p) and 3D video recording in HD (720p), 32GB internal memory, GPS, up to 273 hours stand-by time, up to 9 hours video playback and much more.
To get a $100 discount, you will just need to call T-Mobile Telesales at 1-866-464-8662 and select option 3. After that, order the T-Mobile G-Slate and mention the code “GSLATE100″. This device is priced at $599 on contract, but you will get this device for just $499. This offer is valid till April 27th, so go ahead and order your T-Mobile G-Slate.
The Motorola Xoom is currently the only major Android tablet on the market which runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb. All the other Android tablets are either mediocre, or run Android 2.2 Froyo, which isn’t meant for tablets.
LG announced the T-Mobile G-Slate at CES 2011, but it had just dropped off the radar after the initial announcement. It was spotted again at CTIA 2011, where we had done a quick hands-on of the Android tablet.
Today, TMONews has confirmed the official launch date for the T-Mobile G-Slate. The G-Slate will be launching on April 20, with the T-Mobile G2X and the Sidekick 4G.
The LG T-Mobile G-Slate comes with an 8.9 inch display with a 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform and comes with dual 5 MP cameras at the back for 3D video capture, and a 2 MP camera in the front for video calls. It offers 32 GB internal storage and is expected to be priced starting at $529.99. It offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity and comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Looks like it is raining 3D mobiles and tablets at the CTIA 2011. After the HTC EVO 3D, one of the other 3D devices launched at CTIA 2011 is the LG G-Slate, which is a 8.9" HD screen tablet with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core processor.
The LG Slate is 4G ready and will be launched on the T-Mobile network. It is built to view and record 3D videos with the help of two 5MP cameras at the back. It also has a 2MP camera in the front for video chatting. The device will come pre-loaded with 32GB Internal memory and will start at $529.99.
I had a hands-on demo of the device and thought it wasn’t as light as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 device, it did have a good feel to it. The tablet is loaded with the Honeycomb OS and will have access to 150,000 apps in the Android Market.
Though the LG G-Slate has a feel good factor to it, I didn’t see any good selling points other than watching 3D videos and capturing 3D videos and pictures.
Take a look at some hands-on pictures of the T-Mobile G-Slate and hands-on videos after the jump.
It is a 4G tablet with HSPA+ connectivity which comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It will likely be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform and will come with 1 GB RAM. It also has a front facing camera for video calls. No other details about the exact specifications of the G-Slate are out yet.
In the FCC filing, the tablet’s model number is V900. It has WCDMA and AWS with Bluetooth and WLAN connectivity.
Looks like LG and T-Mobile could not stand all the attention the XOOM tablet from Motorola was getting and, so they released their G-Slate tablet before LGs official event. The G-Slate tablet will be available on T-Mobile network and is made by LG. The tablet features 4G and runs on Android 3.0.
“LG is dedicated to continuing its role as an innovation leader and is thrilled to announce its entry into the tablet marketplace with the G-Slate,” said Jeff Hwang, president of LG Mobile Phones. “Streamlining everyday tasks and enhancing entertainment with blazing fast 4G speed, the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG will deliver the latest in Android technology and provide users with an advanced tablet experience.”
Sadly, LG did not mention anything about the internal specification of the tablet in their press release. However, they did release a bunch of videos of the tablet.
Here are a couple of videos featuring the T-Mobile G-Slate :
First look of LG’s T-Mobile G-Slate
From the videos, it is clear that the G-Slate has a front video camera. In all possibility, the G-Slate will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and pack in 1GB of RAM.
However, we need to wait until LG’s press conference tomorrow before the specs of the G-Slate can be confirmed.