March 1, 2011 | by Michael Heller
Mobilecity has put up a pre-order page for the LG G-Slate with a listed “Retail Price” of $799, but their price at $699.?Of course, this is not an official price announcement by LG or T-Mobile, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it verified in the coming weeks.
Just about everyone has been balking at the price of the Motorola Xoom, which is selling for $799 for the 3G model (upgradeable to 4G) off-contract. Luckily, T-Mobile loves to undercut Verizon, so I’m willing to bet this price will hold. Interestingly, the pre-order page doesn’t have a release date listed, even though we’ve seen leaked T-Mobile documents which put the G-Slate release date at March 23rd, just about 3 weeks away.
We’ll have to wait and see if this price is official, but considering the site is actively taking pre-orders, not to mention the Best Buy leak of the Xoom pricing turned out to be on the money, this all seems pretty legit to me. It should be interesting to see if there will be a WiFi-only version and what the price on that would be.
So, the question is: who’s going for a G-Slate? If it comes in WiFi only, I may jump on that train.