T-Mobile G-Slate coming April 20th, prices and models revealed
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T-Mobile is now ready to launch its 8.9-inch tablet from LG in the U.S. starting today, April 20th. The G-Slate, better known as the Optimus Pad overseas, will be available both under contract and contract-free.
For those looking into a 2-year contract with T-Mobile, the G-Slate will cost $529 after a $100 mail-in rebate, as reported last month. Without a contract, however, the tablet will run for a hefty $749, a price point much higher than the $499 16GB iPad 2 and $599 3G-enabled Motorola Xoom. Although the face price of the G-Slate is relatively high, users should be reminded that this LG tablet will support 4G and will only be the second tablet released to officially launch with the tablet-optimized Android Honeycomb. Additionally, the tablet will have the unique ability to record 720p 3D video with its dual rear cameras and will even include a pair of classic red-blue glasses for proper 3D viewing with the tablet, according to Electronista.
Internally, the LG G-Slate runs on a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 APU with 1GB RAM, include a 1280x768 resolution screen, Adobe Flash support, HDMI-out with 1080p support, USB 2.0, and 32GB of internal storage.
Catch the official T-Mobile page for the G-Slate here.