Tablets

T-Mobile LG G-Slate brings 3D and Honeycomb this spring, 4G to new cities with double the speed

February 2, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

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We’re half a day away from getting our first concrete look at Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) but T-Mobile and LG apparently couldn’t wait to gush about the upcoming LG G-Slate. T-Mobile USA just sent us an announcement confirming that the Honeycomb-powered Android tablet will bring 3D content to Magenta’s 4G network.

The G-Slate is an 8.9-inch tablet that can display 3D content, but it can just as easily record 3D HD video for playback on capable television sets. The G-Slate runs Android tablet-oriented Honeycomb, sports an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 32 gb of internal memory, HDMI output, 1080p-recording 5-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, and a front-facing camera that will support video chat through Google Talk.

T-Mobile has not revealed how much the device will cost or when it will go on sale, but the carrier expects to begin shipping this spring. The G-Slate will ship ready to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network that has just been expanded to new cities, with more to come. T-Mobile aims to double the 21 Mbps theoretical max speeds that customers in 4G markets current enjoy. An estimated 140 million people in 25 markets will see the speed increase by mid-year.

Here is a list of towns recently invited to the T-Mobile 4G party.

  • Albany, Augusta, Columbus and Macon, Georgia
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • Lansing, Michigan
  • Rochester, Minnesota

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