T-Mobile Confirms LG G-Slate To Ship April 20th

Apr 19, 2011

If you like the smaller form factor of the BlackBerry PlayBook but the QNX interface isn't quite your cup of tea, then you may fancy T-Mobile's LG G-Slate that will be the second (after the Motorola XOOM) Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to hit the market and features a 3D camera---if you're into that kind of thing. T-Mobile confirmed full launch details today that the device will ship nationwide beginning tomorrow, April 20.

As we've said before, the G-Slate will have a starting price of $530 after a $100 mail-in rebate with two-year service agreement for current customers. Pricing for new T-Mobile customers starts at $630 with a two-year service agreement. You can also get the 32GB G-Slate sans contract for $750. The unsubsidized pricing is cheaper than the Motorola XOOM but slightly more expensive than the equivalent iPad 2.

Overall, this 8.9-inch dual-core Tegra 2 tablet has been gotten high marks for its specs but gets dinged on its heftier price tag. Make sure to take a look at our full review here. Unlike the Motorola XOOM, the LG G-Slate will come with Flash Player support out of the box. The 3D camera on board will also help to differentiate it, but is likely a contributing factor to its higher unsubsidized price. And it does come with a pair of 3D glasses.

[via Android Community]

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